GENERIC NAME: CARBAMIDE PEROXIDE - OTIC (KAR-buh-mide purr-OX-ide)
BRAND NAME(S): Auro, Debrox
USES: This medication is used to treat earwax buildup. It helps to soften, loosen, and remove the earwax. Too much earwax can block the ear canal and reduce hearing. This medication releases oxygen and starts to foam when it comes in contact with the skin. The foaming helps break up and remove the earwax.Consult your doctor before using this product in children younger than 12 years.
HOW TO USE: This medication is for use only in the ear. Apply this medication into the ear, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not use this medication for more than 4 days at a time unless your doctor instructs you to. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.To make sure that the right amount of medication is given, and to avoid touching the ear with the dropper, have another person give the drops if possible. To lower the risk of dizziness, hold the container in your hand for a few minutes to warm it.To apply ear drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear or any other surface. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward. Hold the dropper directly over the ear and place 5 to 10 drops into the ear canal. To help the drops roll into the ear of an adult, hold the earlobe up and back. In children, hold the earlobe down and back. Keep the head tilted for several minutes or insert a soft cotton plug in the ear.If there is any wax remaining after treatment, it may be removed by gently rinsing the ear with warm water or using an ear syringe with a soft rubber bulb. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about using an ear syringe safely.Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after use.Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this occurs, rinse the eyes thoroughly with water.If your condition persists after 4 days of use or if it worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
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