Auralgan® is easy to use, with a little preparation and a few simple steps. Get out a clean towel and a small hand mirror – which will be useful if you are going to administer drops to yourself. Start by reading the product label carefully.
Auralgan® can be used when you are looking for relief of ear pain and inflammation. Pain and inflammation may be the result of an ear infection, or because of another condition.
Don’t use Auralgan® if your eardrum is punctured (which only a doctor can tell you). Click here for more information on how an ear examination is performed by a doctor.
Side effects are unlikely, but as with any medication, they may occur. If you have swelling, redness or pain that is new or has increased, in or near your ears, contact your doctor.
Health Canada advises Canadians that a rare but potentially serious blood condition known as methemoglobinemia has been associated with the use of topical benzocaine products. Signs and symptoms include pale, grey or blue-coloured skin, lips, or nail beds; shortness of breath; fatigue; confusion; headache; lightheadedness; nausea; and change in heart rate. These symptoms can appear within minutes or one to two hours after benzocaine use, and can occur after the first or several uses. Other reported side effects associated with topical benzocaine products include breathing or swallowing difficulties, a swollen tongue or mouth, irregular heartbeat, malaise, body twitching, hypersensitivity, burning, redness, itching, rash, and irritation at the site of administration. These effects can occur with any topical benzocaine product, regardless or product type or benzocaine concentration, in sensitive individuals.
For any other side effects, see your doctor or pharmacist.
Auralgan® is the only otic analgesic that is specifically indicated for ear pain and inflammation.
Always read and follow the label.