carbamide peroxide otic (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Debrox, Murine Ear Wax Removal, more...Auro Ear Drops, ERO Ear
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

ear drops

  • 6.5%
  • 10%

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%

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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Images

BRAND FORM. UNIT PRICE PILL IMAGE
Ear Wax Removal Kit otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Murine Ear Wax Removal System otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Murine Ear Wax Removal System otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Debrox otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Debrox otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Ear Drops (carbamide peroxide) otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Ear Drops (carbamide peroxide) otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Ear Drops (carbamide peroxide) otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Ear Wax Removal Drops otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Ear Wax Removal Drops otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Murine Ear otic (ear)
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6.5 % drops
Ear Wax Removal System otic (ear)
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6.5 % kit

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Patient Handout

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Patient Education
carbamide peroxide mucous membrane

NO MONOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

USES: Consult your pharmacist.

HOW TO USE: Consult your pharmacist.

SIDE EFFECTS: Consult your pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

NOTES: No monograph available at this time.

MISSED DOSE: Consult your pharmacist.

STORAGE: Consult your pharmacist.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Information last revised July 2016. Copyright(c) 2021 First Databank, Inc.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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