Generic Name: Phenazone, Benzocaine and Glycerol
Product Name: Auralgan
Auralgan helps to remove wax in the ear canal, as well as provide pain relief for swimmer’s ear. It can also be used as an add-on product when you have otitis media.
Auralgan contains phenazone, benzocaine and dehydrated glycerol. The glycerol helps to absorb moisture, and phenazone and benzocaine help to relieve pain and inflammation from swimmer’s ear or otitis media.
For ear wax removal
Tilt the head to one side and fill ear canal with drops of Auralgan. This is to be done three times a day for two to three days. For optimum effect, the ear canal can be stoppered with cotton wool wetted with some Auralgan.
For swimmer’s ear or otitis media
Tilt the head to one side and fill ear canal with drops of Auralgan. This can be performed every one to two hours until pain relief has occurred. For optimum effect, the ear canal can be stoppered with cotton wool wetted with some Auralgan.
Common side effects
The main side effect of Auralgan is irritation in the ear canal. If this occurs, discontinue use of Auralgan.
Uncommon side effects
An allergic reaction to Auralgan may occur in which you may suffer rashes, itching or swelling. If this occurs, discontinue use and seek your doctor’s advice.
Consult your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms, or any other unusual or abnormal symptoms that concern you.
- MIMS online [online]. 2003 [cited 2007 December 3]. Available from: URL: http://mims.hcn.net.au.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/ifmx-nsapi/mims-data/?MIval=2MIMS_abbr_pi&product_code=1386&product_name=Auralgan+Otic
- Australian Prescription Products Guide (eAPPGuide), Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Company, 2007.
For further information talk to your doctor.