Get Relief from Ear Pain and Swelling with A/B Otic: Your Ultimate Guide to the Antipyrine and Benzocaine Combo!

A/B Otic

What is A/B Otic?

A/B Otic is a combination of antipyrine and benzocaine that is primarily used to relieve pain, swelling, and congestion associated with certain ear infections. It should be noted that this medication will not cure the infection itself. In order to treat the infection, an antibiotic will be needed.

Aside from its primary use in treating ear infections, A/B Otic can also be used to soften earwax. This can make it easier for the earwax to be washed away when cleaning the ears.

It is important to note that in the United States, this medication can only be obtained with a prescription from your doctor.


In the U.S., A/B Otic is marketed under several brand names including Aurodex, Auroto, Benzotic, Dec-Agesic A.B., and Dolotic. All of these brands contain the pharmacologic class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and belong to the chemical class of pyrazolone.

Prior to Medication Use

In deciding to use A/B Otic, it's important to weigh the risks against the good it will do. Consult with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Inform your doctor if any unusual or allergic reaction occurs while using this medication or any other medicines. Also, let them know if you have allergies for food, dyes, preservatives or animals.

Infants aged up to 3 months may be more sensitive to the effects of benzocaine in this medicine and increase the risk of side effects. However, older children are not expected to experience different side effects from adults.

Although many medications haven't been studied on elderly patients specifically and their effectiveness on them is unknown. However, A/B Otic is not likely to cause different problems in older people than younger adults.

Breastfeeding women should weigh potential benefits against possible risks before taking this medication during lactation as there are no sufficient studies done yet

It's important that your healthcare professional knows if you are consuming any of these medicines below: Hyaluronidase and St John’s Wort because interactions may occur although two or more types of drugs can be taken at once but in some cases precautions might essential whilst prescribing

Discussion with a healthcare professional is necessary while consuming alcohol/tobacco simultaneously with certain medicines since interactions may arise relatedly avoid tobacco/Alcohol during medication.

Other medical conditions can also affect how the response waiting for A/B Otic work example - The chance for unwanted outcomes may increase further even worse when drainage on ear presence do inform doctors about underlying medical history.

Possible Reactions

Along with its intended effects, A/B Otic may cause some unwanted effects, such as an allergic reaction. Should any of the following side effects occur, discontinue use of the medication immediately and consult your doctor:

- Itching - Burning - Redness - Oozing sores in the ear

If any of these side effects continue or are bothersome to you, be sure to contact your healthcare professional right away.

Other side effect not stated in this list may be present in some patients. If you notice any other side effect not on this list, please see a doctor or medical professional immediately.

If you have experienced any side effects from taking A/B Otic or any other medicine before and want to report it for public awareness purposes, contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Recommended Dosage Guidelines

This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain antipyrine and benzocaine. It may not be specific to A/B Otic. Please read with care.

You may warm the ear drops to body temperature (37 °C or 98.6 °F) by holding the bottle in your hand for a few minutes before applying the drops.

To use: Lie down or tilt the head so that the affected ear faces up. Gently pull the earlobe up and back for adults (down and back for children) to straighten the ear canal. Drop the medicine into the ear canal.

Keep the ear facing up for about 5 minutes to allow the medicine to coat the ear canal. (For young children and other patients who cannot stay still for 5 minutes, try to keep their ears facing up for at least 1 or 2 minutes.)

A sterile cotton plug may be moistened with a few drops of this medicine and gently placed at the opening of an ear and left inside it as needed, but no longer than 5-10 minutes to help keep from leaking out.

To maintain germ-free medication, do not touch dropper tip on any surface, including ears when administering medication into them. Do not rinse dropper after use. Wipe dropper with clean tissue before returning it tightly closed into container.

If doctors have used this medicine as a remedy from excessive buildup of wax in your ears, you should flush out your ears every time you've applied these drops over two-three days using warm water.

The dose will vary depending on one's medical condition requiring this treatment.Follow your doctor's orders or directions attached labels religiously.Please note this information contains only average dosages.If amount prescribed is different from recommended amount never change without your doctor's prescription.

For otic dosage form (ear drops): Adults and children: For ear pain caused by an infection—Use enough medicine to fill the entire ear canal every one or two hours until the pain is relieved. For softening earwax before removal—Use enough medicine to fill the entire ear canal three times a day for two or three days.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible; if however, you are close to your next scheduled dose skip the missed one.Do not double doses.

Store this medication at room temperature in sealed container away from direct light, heat and moisture.Never freeze this medication. Keep out of children's reach.No longer required or outdated medications should be discarded.

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