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Antiinfective/Anesthetic Ear drops, solution
It is used to help treat ear infections and to relieve minor ear pain and itching caused by the infe... more
Generic Name: acetic/antipyrine/benzocaine/polycos otic
What is this medicine?ANTIPYRINE; BENZOCAINE; U-POLYCOSANOL 410 (an tee PYE reen; BEN zoe kane; U-POL e ko sa nol) is used to help treat ear infections and to relieve minor ear pain and itching caused by the infection. This medicine may also be used to remove excessive ear wax.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- ear discharge
- perforated eardrum
- an unusual or allergic reaction to acetic acid, antipyrine, benzocaine, u-polycosanol 410, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for use in the outer ear canal. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Warm the solution by holding the bottle in the hand for 1 to 2 minutes. Lie with the affected ear facing upward. Fill ear canal with the solution. Insert a cotton pledget moistened with medication at the ear opening. Repeat, if necessary, for the opposite ear. Do not touch the tip of the dropper to the ear, fingertips, or other surface. Do not rinse the dropper after use. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
This medicine is not for long-term use. Do not use for longer than directed by your prescriber or health care professional. Do not use if there is any discharge from the ear.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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