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Antipyrine is a pharmacy medicine used to decrease or eliminate swelling, pain, and inflammation in the ear. It is also prescribed as an agent to soften built up ear wax and aid in its removal. Antipyrine is not an antibiotic and as such only relieves problems associated with the ear but will not cure an infection. If infection is suspected, your physician should guide you to an appropriate antibiotic to cure the infection.

How to Use Antipyrine

Antipyrine may be in a solution form. Consult with your physician and take as directed by your physician. Discuss the options for administering the drug with your physician and/or compounding pharmacist at Fusion Rx.

Possible Side Effects

Some side effects are possible when using antipyrine. While not common, the following side effects have been experienced by patients: In and/or Around the Ear:

  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • New Pain
  • Redness

If the side effects listed above seem to be progressing to a greater intensity or lingering then it is advised you contact your physician. If you experience any bluish skin, feel tiredness or weakness, seek medical attention right away. Severe allergic reactions are not usual; however if you experience any of the following severe reactions seek medical attention immediately:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Swelling or Itching (tongue, throat, face most especially)
  • Dizziness
  • Rash


This medication is not to be used by anyone who suffers from any of the following:

  • Tympanic Membrane and/or Discharge
  • Spontaneous Perforation

Do not use if you are allergic to any ingredients within this medication. Consult with your doctor to go over your treatment and discuss all possible contraindications. It is important for you to consult with your physician if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy or are currently breast feeding or planning to begin breast feeding before taking antipyrine.

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