Otipax

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Generic Name: Otipax Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Otipax® used for?

Otipax® is a solution for ear drops, containing 4.00 g Phenazone and 1.00 g Lidocaine hydrochloride. It is commonly used as a local treatment of pain due to certain types of otitis with intact eardrum:

  • Congestive acute otitis media
  • Phlyctenular viral otitis
  • Barotrauma otitis

How should I take Otipax®?

You should:

  • Unscrew the stopper of the bottle.
  • Screw on the dropper on the bottle.
  • Remove the cap of the dropper.
  • Turn the bottle upside down then apply gentle pressure to the dropper to obtain 1 drop.
  • Squeeze again until 4 drops are obtained.
  • Screw the white cap back on.

How do I store Otipax®?

Otipax® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Otipax® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Otipax® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Otipax® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Otipax®?

Before using Otipax®, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction to excipients using for dosage form containing Otipax®.
  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Otipax®.
  • Do not used Otipax® when you have tympanic perforation.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

This medicine can be used, in the normal way, during pregnancy or lactation if necessary. As a matter of general principle, you should always seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Otipax®?

As taking others medicines, taking Otipax® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of side effects are allergy, irritation or redness of the auditory meatus.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Otipax®?

Otipax® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Otipax®?

Otipax® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Otipax®?

Otipax® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Otipax®.

What is the dose of Otipax® for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Otipax®.

Recommended dose is 4 drops in the auditory meatus of the painful ear, 2 or 3 times a day.

Treatment should be for no longer than 10 days. If symptoms persist, you should contact your doctor.

What is the dose of Otipax® for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Otipax® available?

Otipax® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Solution for ear drops in 16 g container, containing 4.00 g Phenazone and 1.00 g Lidocaine hydrochloride.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Otipax®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

 

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Review Date: January 13, 2017 | Last Modified: January 13, 2017

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