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Brand Names: A/B Otic, Aurodex, Rx-Otic

Generic Name: antipyrine and benzocaine otic (Pronunciation: AN tee PYE reen and BEN zoe kane)

What is antipyrine and benzocaine otic (A/B Otic, Aurodex, Rx-Otic)?

Antipyrine is a pain reliever.

Benzocaine is a numbing medicine.

The combination of antipyrine and benzocaine is used to treat pain, and swelling caused by ear infections.

Antipyrine and benzocaine otic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of antipyrine and benzocaine otic (A/B Otic, Aurodex, Rx-Otic)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • ear drainage or discharge; or
  • worsening pain, irritation, or rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about antipyrine and benzocaine otic (A/B Otic, Aurodex, Rx-Otic)?

Antipyrine and benzocaine otic is for use only in your ears. Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.

Ear infections may sometimes cause dizziness or a loss of balance. Be careful if you drive, operate machinery, or do anything else hazardous if you feel dizzy or off balance.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor if you have ear drainage or discharge, or worsening pain, irritation, or rash.

Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after using this medication.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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