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Ear Wax (otic)

Generic name: carbamide peroxide (otic) [KAR-ba-mide-per-OX-ide-OH-tik]

Brand names: Auraphene-B, Debrox, Ear Wax, Ear Wax Removal, Mollifene, Murine Ear Drops
Drug class: cerumenolytics

What is Ear wax?

Ear wax (for the ear) helps to loosen and soften wax, which makes it easier to get rid of.Ear wax could also be used to treat conditions that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Ear wax

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,Ear wax may cause serious side effects. Do not use ear wax, and contact your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

Common negative side effects of ear wax could include:

  • A crackling or foaming sound that is heard in the ear following applying drops to the ear
  • A temporary loss of hearing in the first few days in the short term after using the drops
  • There is a slight feeling of fullness inside the ear.
  • A mild itching within the mild earache

This list does not constitute a comprehensive overview of all possible side effects.Others could happen. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects.Report any side effects directly to the FDA by calling them at 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is not recommended to use ear wax when there is a hole in your eardrum (the eardrum has been ruptured) or you are experiencing any symptoms of ear inflammation or pain, like discomfort, swelling, heat, drainage, or bleeding.

It is not recommended to make use of ear wax if you are allergic to it or if there is an ear hole (ruptured eardrum).Speak with a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it is safe to take this medication if you suffer from any additional medical conditions, including:

  • Recent surgery or injury to the ea
  • Ear pain, itching, or any other irritation
  • Drainage or discharge from the ear.
  • The ear may be swollen or achy around the ears.

Ear wax should never be used on children less than 12 years old.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take exactly as indicated on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use in greater quantities, in smaller quantities, or for longer periods than suggested.Ear wax includes patient directions to ensure safe and efficient use. Follow these guidelines carefully. Consult your physician or pharmacist for more information.Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying ear wax.

For ear drops to use:

  • Relax or tilt the head so that your ear is facing upwards. In the ear canal, open it with a gentle pull of your ear or pulling down on the earlobe when you administer this medication to the child.
  • Use the dropper upside-down over your ear, then drop the proper amount of drops in the ear.There may be an ear-splitting sound in your ear. This is due to the foaming effect of ear wax, which aids in breaking down the wax
  • Lay down on your back or with your head tipped for at least fiv minutes. You can try using a tiny bit of cotton to obstruct the ear and prevent the medication from draining out. Follow the instructions of your physician regarding using cotton.
  • Don't play with the dropper tip or put it directly into your ear. The tip could be dirty. Wipe the surface with a clean cloth, but don't wash it with soap or water.

Ear wax can be purchased with a bulb syringe, which can be used to flush your ear by flushing it with water. For the bulb syringe to be used:

  • Fill the syringe with hot waterthat is at body temperature (no higher than 98°F). Avoid using either hot or cool
  • Place your head in a side-ways position and your ear over the sik or bowl. Then gently draw your ear backwards to let the ear canal open. The end of th bulb syringe is in the opening in your ear canal. Don't insert the tip directly into your ear.
  • The bulb syringe should be squeezed slowly to release the water in your ear. Don't squirt the water vigorously; otherwise, you risk damaging the eardrum.
  • Disconnect the syringe, and let the liquid run out of your ear and into the bowl or sink.

Don't use ear wax for more than four consecutive days. Contact your physician if you are still experiencing excessive earwax after taking this medication or if your symptoms become worse.Clean the bulb syringe by filling it with plain water and then emptying it numerous times. Avoid using detergents or other chemicals for cleaning. The syringe should be allowed to air-dry.The medicine bottle should be kept tightly sealed and placed in the cardboard at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

What should be avoided?

Because ear wax otics are only used whenever needed, you may not be following a dosage schedule. If you're following a schedule, take the missed dose as quickly as you can remember. Avoid any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of otics should not be thought to be a danger. You should seek medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that someone has swallowed the medicine accidentally.Beware of getting ear wax in your mouth or eyes.Do not use any other drops for your ears unless your doctor has advised you to.

Interaction with other drugs

It is unlikely that any other medication you consume in the form of injections or oral medicines can affect ear wax, which is used in the ear. However, many drugs interfere with each other. Be sure to inform your health care providers about the medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicine.