mineral oil otic (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Min-O-Ear
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

otic drops

  • 22mL

Impacted Cerumen

May be used to soften/lubricate cerumen

While laying on side, gently instill 2-6 drops into affected upright ear canal; remain in position 10-15 minutes; repeat with other ear if needed

Dosage Forms & Strengths

otic drops

  • 22ml

Impacted Cerumen

May be used to soften/lubricate cerumen

As adults; while laying on side, gently instill 2-6 drops into affected upright ear canal; remain in position 10-15 minutes; repeat with other ear if needed

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Ear canal drainage

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category: A

Lactation: not secreted in breast milk

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

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

Emollient w/ hygroscopic properties

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