We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is Antipyrine?

By Jennifer Long
Updated Mar 03, 2024
Our promise to you
The Health Board is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At The Health Board, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Antipyrine is a type of ear infection medication. It is a combination of antipyrine and benzocaine. The combination of the two medications helps treat the pain and swelling of the middle ear that occurs as a result of an infection.

This drug is manufactured under the brand Auralgan®, and is a liquid ear drop that is applied directly to the ear canal. It uses dehydrated glycerin to hold the medications and thicken the solution. A thicker drop solution helps ensure the medication has a chance to work without leaking back out.

Many ear drops such as antipyrine do not contain antibiotics in the solution. Doctors will usually prescribe oral antibiotics to treat the infection while the drops work as a pain reliever. These drops can also be prescribed as a congestion reliever when there is an excessive build up of ear wax, which would not require antibiotic treatment.

Antipyrine does not produce many common side effects other than a stinging or burning sensation, but a slight loss of balance or dizziness may occur as a result of an ear infection. Rare side effects may occur, however, including blue tinted skin or extreme weakness and fatigue. Any of these side effects may require medical assistance. Serious side effects include rash, itching, and trouble breathing. If any of these side effects occur, immediate medical attention is necessary.

This medication should be taken only as directed. General instructions are to apply the drops to the affected ear three times a day. Avoid accidentally getting the solution in the mouth or eyes. If contact with these areas occurs, they should be rinsed thoroughly with water.

Do not allow the applicator to touch any surface, including any part of the ear. Hands should be washed before applying. Do not use the antipyrine drops if there is drainage coming from the infected ear. A doctor should be notified if the pain becomes worse.

To ensure the medication has enough time to take effect and be helpful, the affected ear should remain facing upward for at least five minutes. If the medication will be used in both ears, apply it to one ear at a time. A cotton plug moistened on one end with antipyrine will help prevent the solution from coming out and can remain in place for up to ten minutes. If the solution is uncomfortably cold, the closed bottle can be cupped in the hands to warm its contents.

The Health Board is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
The Health Board, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

The Health Board, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.