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Generic ingredients: Antipyrine, Benzocaine, Glycerin
Why is this drug prescribed: Auralgan is prescribed to reduce the inflammation and congestion and relieve the pain and discomfort of severe middle ear infections. This drug may be used in combination with an antibiotic for curing the infection. Auralgan is also used to remove excessive or impacted earwax.
Most important fact about this drug: Discard this product 6 months after the dropper is first placed in the drug solution.
How should you take this medication: Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Administer as follows: Warm the drops to body temperature by holding the bottle in your hand for a few minutes. Shake the bottle. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear up. Gently pull the ear lobe up. Administer the prescribed number of drops. Avoid touching the dropper to the ear. Keep the ear tilted up for about 5 to 7 minutes. Do not rinse the dropper; replace it in the bottle after each use. Hold the dropper assembly by the screw cap and, without squeezing the rubber bulb, insert the dropper into the bottle and screw down tightly. --If you miss a dose... Use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. --Storage instructions... Store at room temperature.
What side effects may occur: Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. For Auralgan, no specific side effects have been reported.
Why should this drug not be prescribed: If you are sensitive to or allergic to any of the ingredients contained in Auralgan or similar drugs, you should not take this medication. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced. Unless directed to do so by your doctor, do not use this medication if you have a punctured eardrum.
Special warnings about this medication: Notify your doctor if irritation occurs or if you develop an allergic reaction to this medication.
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication: No food or drug interactions have been reported.
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding: The effects of Auralgan during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, notify your doctor immediately. It is not known whether Auralgan appears in breast milk. If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment is finished.
Recommended dosage: ADULTS AND CHILDREN: Acute Otitis Media (Severe Middle Ear Infection): Apply the medication drop by drop into the ear, permitting the solution to run along the wall of the ear canal until it is filled. Avoid touching the ear with the dropper. Then moisten a piece of cotton dressing material, such as gauze, with Auralgan and insert it into the opening of the ear. Repeat every 1 to 2 hours until pain and congestion are relieved. Removal of Earwax: Apply Auralgan drop by drop into the ear 3 times daily for 2 or 3 days to help detach and remove earwax from the wall of the ear canal. After the wax has been removed, Auralgan is useful for drying out the canal or relieving discomfort. Before and after the removal of earwax, cotton dressing material such as gauze should be moistened with Auralgan and inserted into the opening of the ear following use of the medication.
Overdosage: No information on overdosage with Auralgan is available.