Antipyrine and benzocaine ear drops
Antipyrine and benzocaine ear drops is a medication for the treatment of ear pain caused by otitis media. It combines antipyrine, a pain reliever, benzocaine, a numbing agent to treat ear pain, and Hydroxyquinoline Sulfate, an antiseptic. It is sold as Auralgan, Aurodex, Auroto, among other brands, and is abbreviated as A/B otic drops.
Each 1 ml of A/B otic drops contains:
- Antipyrine 54 mg
- Benzocaine 14 mg
- Glycerin and Hydroxyquinoline Sulfate USP
A/B otic drops is indicated for ear pain caused by otitis media. It is used every 2–3 hours as needed for pain.
A/B otic drops are effective because antipyrine reduces pain and inflammation and benzocaine numbs the ear.
In 2008, Auralgan was reformulated to include acetic acid and U-polycosanol 410, in addition to antipyrine and benzocaine. Due to this reformulation, pharmacies could no longer substitute the generic antipyrine/benzocaine drops for a prescription written as "Auralgan". The price for the new formulation was roughly $150.00 compared to the generic price of $2.00.
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- "The new Auralgan is different from the older Auralgan". Retrieved 2012-06-16.
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