triethanolamine otic (Discontinued)

Brand and Other Names:Cerumenex
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

ear drops

  • 10%
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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

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Rash

Irritation

Pain & redness

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Warnings

Contraindications

Rash, hypersensitivity, perforated tympanic membrane or otitis media

Cautions

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

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk

Pregnancy Categories

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.

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Pharmacology

Kinetic info: no studies reported

Mechanism of Action

Lyses cerumen to facilitate removal of subsequent water irrigation

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