FAST AID IN EAR PAIN MANAGEMENT

for adults & kids

– How to use –

otitis flask

Step 1

Wash your hands, 

Screw the dropper onto the bottle,

Shake the bootle and warm the ear-drops solution.

 

 

Step 2

Pull the ear to open the ear canal: 

– Backward and upward for adult and child more than 3 years of age

– Backward and downward for a child younger than 3 years of age

 

 

Step 3

Put the number of prescribed drops and gently press on the ear to keep the drops spreading into the ear canal.

 

 

 

 

Step 4

Tilt the ear or lie on the side.

 

 

 

 

Step 5

Wash your hands to remove any medication.

 

 

 

 

Ear Pain

Parents know how common earaches are in children, but adults can get frequent ear pain, too. An earache may affect one or both ears, but the majority of the time it is in one ear. It may be constant or come and go, and the pain may be dull, sharp, or burning. If you have an ear infection, fever and temporary hearing loss may occur.

– Ear Pain –

What is Otitis

Otitis is a general term indicating an inflammation or infection of the ear more commonly found in children than adults. There are different types of otitis depending on which part of the ear is inflamed or infected

INFECTIUS ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA

The ear pain may result due to the pressure exudate on inflamed mucosa on the middle ear space.

BAROTROMATIC OTITIS

The ear pain may result due to lack of pressure equalization between the external environment and the air within the inner ear.

INFECTIUS ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA

Otitis is a general term indicating an inflammation or infection of the ear more commonly found in children than adults. There are different types of otitis depending on which part of the ear is inflamed or infected

– Ear Pain –

Type of Otitis

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Otipax is recognized under 5 trade names worldwide. INN: lidocaine: Otipax %1, Otipax L; INN: lidocaine+phenazone : Otipax, Otirilin, Gotalgic.

– FAQ –

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Otipax® adapted for my child?

Otipax® treats pain and inflammation associated with acute infection of the middle ear (otitis media), whether caused by bacteria, virus or change of pressure during a flight or when scuba diving.

Warning : Otipax® should be used only if the eardrum is intact. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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How many drops of Otipax® are required to relieve pain of acute otitis media?

The usual Otipax® dosage is: 4 drops of Otipax®, 2 to 3 times a day, without exceeding 10 days of treatment.
If symptoms persist, it is essential to consult your doctor or pharmacist.

For more information, please refer to the section : « How to use Otipax® ? »
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My child is scratching his ear, can I give him Otipax®?
It would be better to consult your doctor. He will establish the diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
Does Otipax® treat bacteria or viruses?

Otipax® has no effect on bacteria or on viruses, but relieves symptoms such as pain as it is recommended by international guidelines in case of acute otitis media.
Otipax® is a treatment for pain and inflammation associated with acute otitis media, whether caused by bacteria, virus or change in pressure during a flight or when scuba diving.

Warning : Otipax® should be used only if the eardrum is intact. It is essential to consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
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Is Otipax® a treatment for children only?

Otipax® can be used in both children and adults. Generally, children aged between 6 and 24 months are more susceptible to develop an acute otitis media (it affects between 75 and 80% of children in this age group).

This is because the Eustachian tube is shorter and more horizontal at this age, which makes it easier for infection to spread from the throat to the ear. However, some adults can also be affected. Otipax® can also be prescribed to relieve pain associated with ear barotrauma (change in pressure caused by a flight or scuba diving).

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Klossec J-P. Otalgies et otites chez l’enfant et l’adulte. La revue du praticien 2009. Vol 59:859-863.

Are there different types of otitis?

Otitis is a general term for inflammation of the ear. There are different types of otitis, depending on the part of the ear that is inflamed (inner, middle or outer ear):

  • Otitis externa (external otitis) is mainly caused by bacteria present in the external auditory canal. It often occurs when the ear has remained wet after a swim, or in patients who tend to suffer from eczema or psoriasis.
  • Otitis media (infection of the middle ear) is generally caused by bacteria. Viruses can also cause acute otitis media, particularly as a result of influenza, cold, or change in pressure or contact with infected water. Bacteria or viruses colonize the middle ear via the Eustachian tube, which connects the nose and throat. The Eustachian tube becomes blocked, which creates an infection in the middle ear.
  • Otitis interna (internal otitis) can result from chronic otitis media, allergies or other types of infection (e.g. meningitis or sinusitis). It is the most serious form of otitis, and can cause irreversible damage such as hearing loss of varying severity.

Warning : It is essential to consult your doctor, who will make the diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment depending on the type of ear infection.

How long can I keep Otipax® once it has been opened?

After opening the bottle, Otipax® can be used limited time. Please, find the duration after opening in product information leaflet. Otipax® should be stored at temperatures below 30°C.

For more information, please refer to the section : « How to use Otipax® ? »
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What is the shelf life of the product?

If the bottle has never been opened, Otipax® has a shelf life of 3 years. For more details, check the expiry date on the box.

For more information, please refer to the section : « How to use Otipax® ? »
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What is the average duration of treatment with Otipax® ?

Treatment with Otipax® must not exceed 10 days, respecting a dosage of 4 drops 2 to 3 times a day.
If symptoms persist, it is essential you consult your doctor who will revaluate the diagnosis and treatment.
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Where is Otipax® made?

Otipax® is manufactured at Beauvais (France) by Biocodex.
Website : www.biocodex.com
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How many drops of Otipax® are there in a bottle?

A bottle of Otipax® contains 160 drops of product, representing about 13 days of treatment at the maximum dosage.
Usual Otipax® dosage is: 4 drops of Otipax®, 2 to 3 times a day, without exceeding 10 days of treatment.
For more information, please refer to the section : « How to use Otipax® ? »
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