Antipyrine and Benzocaine

Name: Antipyrine and Benzocaine

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Brand Names U.S.

  • Aurodex [DSC]


Antipyrine has analgesic properties; benzocaine is a local anesthetic; the glycerin base provides decreased middle ear pressure by osmosis.

Onset of Action

Pain relief: ~30 minutes (Hoberman 1997)


Hypersensitivity to antipyrine, benzocaine, or any component of the formulation; perforated tympanic membrane; ear discharge

Dosing Geriatric

Refer to adult dosing.

Dosing Hepatic Impairment

No dosage adjustment provided in manufacturer’s labeling.

Adverse Reactions

No adverse reactions are reported in the manufacturer’s labeling. Refer to Benzocaine monograph.