You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to benzocaine. You should not use this medicine if you have a ruptured eardrum or any discharge or drainage from your ear. Do not give this medicine to a child less than 1 year of age.
Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
Use this medicine only in your ear.
Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
You may warm the drops by holding the unopened bottle in your hands for a few minutes.
Remove the cap. Do not let the tip of the dropper touch anything, including your ear.
Lie down or tilt your head to the side. For a child, gently pull the child's earlobe down and back to straighten the child's ear canal. For an adult, gently pull the earlobe up and back to straighten the ear canal.
Drop the prescribed number of drops into the ear. Insert a cotton ball into your ear and keep the ear tilted up for a few minutes.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.