Otipax is a representative of the pharmacological group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and topical anesthetics for external use. It is used to treat inflammatory ear pathology with pain syndrome.
Form of issue and composition
Otipax is available in the form of ear drops for external use. It is a clear, colorless or light yellow liquid with a characteristic smell of alcohol. The solution consists of 2 main active substances, their content in 1 ml is:
Phenazone – 40 mg.
Lidocaine hydrochloride is 10 mg.
Also, the composition of ear drops includes auxiliary components, which include glycerol, sodium thiosulfate, ethanol, purified water. The solution is contained in a vial of dark glass with a volume of 16 ml. Cardboard pack contains one bottle, a special dropper and an annotation to the drug.
Ear drops Otipax are a combined medicinal product, their therapeutic effect is determined by the action of their main active substances:
Phenazone – inhibits the enzyme cycloxygenase, which catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid into mediators of the inflammatory reaction (prostaglandins, leukotrienes, prostacyclin). By reducing their concentration, the severity of hyperemia, edema and pain sensations in the focus of the inflammatory reaction decreases.
Lidocaine hydrochloride – is a local anesthetic, blocks impulses from sensory nerve fibers, thereby reducing all types of sensitivity, primarily pain.
The combined effect of the active substances of ear drops Otipax significantly accelerates and intensifies the analgesic as well as anti-inflammatory effect. After instillation of the solution into the external auditory canal, the active substances and auxiliary components are not absorbed into the systemic blood stream, provided there is no violation of the integrity of the tympanic membrane.
Indications for use
The use of ear drops Otypax is indicated in inflammatory pathology of the external and middle ear in adults and children:
Acute otitis media in the period of pronounced course of the inflammatory process, accompanied by painful sensations.
Complicated otitis media with acute respiratory viral infection or influenza.
Also, the drug is used as a symptomatic agent for otitis associated with barotrauma (inflammatory reaction of the middle ear, provoked by a sharp drop in atmospheric pressure).
Absolute contraindications to the use of ear drops Otipax are individual intolerance of active substances or auxiliary components of the drug and violation of the integrity of the tympanic membrane.
Dosing and Administration
Ear drops Otipax are applied externally by digging them into the external ear canal. The instillation is carried out with the help of a dropper, which is included in the package of the preparation. Before instillation, it is recommended that the solution be warmed slightly by placing the bottle in the hand for several minutes. The average dosage is 3-4 drops 2-3 times a day. The duration of the course of applying Otypax ear drops should not exceed 10 days.
In general, otipax ear drops are well tolerated. Sometimes it is possible to develop an allergic reaction in the form of burning, itching and reddening of the skin of the external auditory canal.
Before you start using Otipax ear drops, you should carefully read the annotation to the drug. There are several specific indications regarding their application:
In the case of damage to the tympanic membrane, instillation of the drug solution can lead to serious complications, including reduction of hearing acuity or loss.
The drug contains an active substance, which can give a false positive result in the conduct of doping control in athletes.
Since the active ingredients and auxiliary components are not absorbed into the systemic blood stream, otipax ear drops can be used for pregnant and lactating women, as well as for children.
The drug has no effect on the functional activity of the cerebral cortex, the speed of psychomotor reactions and the ability to concentrate.
In the pharmacy chain, otipax ear drops are dispensed without a doctor’s prescription. If you have questions or doubts about their use, you should consult your doctor.
Data on the excess of the recommended therapeutic dose of ear drops Otipax to date, no.
Terms and conditions of storage
The shelf life of ear drops Otipax is 5 years from the date of manufacture. After opening the vial, the drug should be used for a period of not more than 6 months. The drug should be stored in its original packaging, dark, inaccessible to children at an air temperature of not more than + 30 ° C. Do not allow the solution to freeze.