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carbamide peroxide otic (OTC)Brand and Other Names:Debrox, Murine Ear Wax Removal, more...Auro Ear Drops, ERO Ear

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

ear drops

  • 6.5%
  • 10%
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Softening, Loosening, & Removing Excessive Ear Wax

Instill 5-10 gtt in ear canal twice daily; not to exceed use beyond 4 days

Keep drops in ear for several minutes by tilting the head sideways and placing a cotton in ear

Kit comes with ear syringe

Dosage Forms & Strengths

ear drops

  • 6.5%
  • 10%
more...

Softening, Loosening, & Removing Excessive Ear Wax

<12 years: Instill 1-5 gtt in ear canal twice daily

>12 years: Instill 5-10 gtt in ear canal twice daily

Keep drops in ear for several minutes by tilting the head sideways and placing a cotton in ear

Not to exceed use beyond 4 days

Kit comes with ear syringe

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Hypersensitivity

Minor irritation

Rash

Redness

Superinfection

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Perforated tympanic membrane, discharge or pain, irritation or rash in the ear, use in eye

Cautions

Patient instructions: do not use if ear drainage, discharge, pain, irritation, or rash occurs

If dizzy, consult healthcare professional

Do not use if perforation or injury of ear drum exists or after ear surgery unless directed to do so

Do not generally use for >4 days

May flush remaining wax out with warm water and rubber ear syringe

Not for use as OTC medication for patients < 2 years

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: Safe

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

Mechanism of Action

Deodorant action, probably by inhibiting odor-causing bacteria

Mild mechanical loosening effect on cerumen (earwax) that has been softened by anhydrous glycerin

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