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Ear Wax Removal (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: cerumenolytic

What is Ear Wax Removal?

Ear wax removal (for those with ears) is used to soften and loosen the ear wax, which makes it much easier for you to remove. Ear wax removal can be utilized for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Ear Wax Removal

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Common adverse consequences of ear wax removal can include:

  • A sound that is crackling or foaming within the ear after applying drops to the ear;
  • A temporary loss of hearing in the first few days in the short term after the drops are used;
  • A slight feeling of fullness inside the ear;
  • A mild itching in the ears.

This list does not cover all possible side effects. Other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects.If you have any concerns, report the allergic reactions or symptoms to FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.Murine Earwax Removal Side Effects (more detail)


It is not recommended to make use of ear wax removal when you have holes in your eardrum (ruptured eardrum) or are experiencing any symptoms of ear inflammation and/or injury like discomfort, warmth, swelling, or drainage.

Prior to use this drug

You shouldn't apply Ear Wax Removal in case you suffer from an allergic reaction to or in the event that you have a hole inside your eardrum (ruptured the eardrum).

Speak with a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it is safe to take this medication in the event of additional medical conditions, including:

  • Recent hearing procedure or injury
  • Itching, pain in the ear, or other irritations
  • Discharge, drainage, or bleeding from the ear
  • Swelling or warmth around the ears.

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

How to take Ear Wax Removal?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use in greater than smaller quantities or for longer periods than recommended. Ear wax removal is accompanied by patient instructions to ensure safe and effective use. Follow these guidelines carefully. Consult your physician or pharmacist for questions. questions. Wash your hands prior to and after applying ear wax removal.

To use the drops for the ears:

  • Lay down or tilt the head to the side with your ear pointing upwards. The ear canal can be opened by gently pulling the ear forward or bending downward onto the earlobes when you give the medicine to a child.
  • Use the dropper upside-down over your ear, then drop the appropriate amount of drops into the ear.
  • You might hear an ear-splitting sound in your ear. This is due to the foaming effect caused by ear wax removal. It helps break down the wax in your ear.
  • Keep lying down with your head tipped for a minimum of 5 minutes. You can use a small amount of cotton to obstruct the ear and prevent the medicine from draining away. 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 using a clean tissue, but don't wash it with soap or water.

Ear wax removal can be included in an ear bulb syringe, which is used to flush your ear using water. When using the bulb syringe:

  • Fill the syringe up with the water at the body temperature (no more than 98 degrees F). Don't use either hot or cool
  • Keep your head pointing sideways, and place your ear positioned over the sink or bowl. Carefully draw your ear backwards to allow the ear canal to expand. The end of the bulb syringe is in the opening in the ear canal. Don't insert the tip into your ear.
  • Use the bulb syringe to squeeze gently to let the water flow to your ear. Be careful not to squirt water vigorously; otherwise, you risk damaging the eardrum.
  • Take the syringe off and let the water run out of your ear and into the bowl or sink.

Don't make use of your ear wax removal for more than four consecutive days. Contact your physician if you continue to experience excessive earwax following applying this medicine or if you notice your symptoms becoming worse. Clean the syringe for the bulb by filling it with pure water and then emptying it many times. Don't use any cleaning chemicals or soap. Let the syringe dry out dry.Keep your medicine bottles shut and keep them in the cardboard at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Detailed Murine Earwax Removal Dosage Information

What happens if I miss the dose?

Ear Wax Removal OTC is only used in the event of a need, and you might not be on a schedule of doses. If you're following a schedule, take the missed dose as quickly as you can remember. Avoid any missed doses if it's close to the time of the next dose scheduled. Don't use any extra medication to replace the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

A high dose of carbamide peroxide is not likely to pose a risk. Take immediate medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 if you have accidentally swallowed the drug.

What should be avoided?

Beware of getting ear wax removed around your mouth or eyes.Do not use any other drops for your ears unless your doctor has instructed you to.

Interaction with other drugs

It's unlikely that any other medication that you inject or take orally will affect ear wax removal. However, many medications can interfere with each other. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about all medications you are taking, which includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.