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a compound formerly used as an analgesic and antipyretic, now replaced by safer and more effective agents. Its current uses are as a component of multi-ingredient ear drop solutions and complexed with chloral hydrate in dichloralphenazone, a sedative and hypnotic used for headaches. Called also phenazone.
An analgesic and antipyretic, no longer used systemically because of the risk of agranulocytosis. It is still used topically as an analgesic in acute otitis media and to loosen cerumen from the external auditory canal and as an analgesic following removal of cerumen.
antipyrine/an·ti·py·rine/ (an″te-pi´rēn) an analgesic used as a component of topical solutions for decongestion and analgesia in acute otitis media. See also dichloralphenazone.
An analgesic and antipyretic, used topically as an analgesic in acute otitis media and to loosen cerumen from the external auditory canal.
n an analgesic and antipyretic used in conjunction with salicylates.