antipyrine/benzocaine/phenylephrine (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:EarGesic, Otogesic
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

antipyrine/benzocaine/phenylephrine

otic solution

  • 5%/5%/0.25%
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Ear Pain/Congestion

Apply to ear canal (drop by drop) until ear canal filled, insert gauze into ear opening; may apply three times daily for two to three days

Dosage Forms & Strengths

antipyrine/benzocaine/phenylephrine

otic solution

  • 5%/5%/0.25%
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Ear Pain/Congestion

Apply to ear canal (drop by drop) until ear canal filled, insert gauze into ear opening; may apply three times daily for two to three days

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Temporary stinging/burning in ear canal

Local hypersensitivity reaction

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Warnings

Contraindications & Cautions

Hypersensitivity

Perforated tympanic membrane

Cautions

Contact physician for severe pain/burning after instilling drops

Discontinue if rash, erythema, or dry skin develops

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category: C

Lactation: Unknown

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Antipyrine elicits analgesic properties

Benzocaine is a local anesthetic agent

Phenylephrine elicits vasoconstrictive properties; decongestant

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