benzocaine/antipyrine/phenylephrine - otic, Otogesic, Tympagesic (cont.)
HOW TO USE: To apply ear drops to the affected ear(s), wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the dropper or let it touch your ear or any other surface. It may be easier to have another person give the drops if possible.Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward. Place the dropper directly over the ear and give the prescribed number of drops. To help the drops roll into the ear, gently pull the earlobe up and back in adults. In children, gently pull the earlobe down and back. Keep your head tilted for about 5 minutes, or insert a piece of cotton if your doctor directs you to do so to keep the medication in contact with your ear canal. Do not rinse the dropper.This medication may be used as needed, but regular use will control ear pain more effectively. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Continue to use this medication only as long as you need to for ear pain. Do not use this medication longer or more often than prescribed.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Tell your doctor if your ear symptoms worsen or if they persist for more than 7 days.Avoid contact with the eyes. If you get some of the medication in the eye, rinse the eye with a steady, gentle stream of tap water for at least 15 minutes. Contact your doctor if irritation continues.
SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary stinging/burning in the ear canal may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: redness on the outside of the ear, fluid leaking out of the ear.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: bluish skin, severe tiredness/weakness.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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