Dosing & Uses
Dosage Forms & Strengths
Removal of Ear Wax (Cerumen)
Fill ear canal for cerumen removal
Insert cotton plug
Allow 15-30 minutes & flush with warm water
Safety & efficacy not established
Frequency Not Defined
Pain & redness
Rash, hypersensitivity, perforated tympanic membrane or otitis media
Pt instructions: do not use if ear drainage, discharge, pain, irritation or rash occurs
Do not use if dizzy, consult MD
Do not use if perforation or injury of ear drum exists or after ear surgery unless directed to do so
Do not use for >4 d
Flush remaining wax out with warm water using rubber ear syringe; insert cotton plug, allow to remain 15-30 min, flush ear
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: C
Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Kinetic info: no studies reported
Mechanism of Action
Lyses cerumen to facilitate removal of subsequent water irrigation