Auralgan Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 1/20/2021
Auralgan Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Auralgan?

Auralgan (antipyrine, benzocaine, and dehydrated glycerin) is a combination of an analgesic, a topical anesthetic, and glycerin that helps to soften earwax, used to relieve pain, congestion, and swelling caused by middle ear inflammation (acute otitis media), and it is also used to help remove earwax (cerumen). Many people using Auralgan do not have serious side effects.

What Are Side Effects of Auralgan?

Rarely, side effects of Auralgan include:

  • burning/stinging/redness/new pain in or around the ears.

Tell your doctor if you have rare but very serious side effects of Auralgan including:

  • bluish skin, or
  • severe tiredness or weakness.

Dosage for Auralgan

To treat acute otitis media, the dose of Auralgan is to instill the solution into the wall of the ear canal until it is filled. Repeat every one to two hours per doctor's instructions until pain and congestion are relieved.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Auralgan?

Auralgan may interact with other ear medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Auralgan During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Auralgan should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Auralgan (antipyrine, benzocaine, and dehydrated glycerin) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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