Otex Ear Drops 8ml

Otex Ear Drops 8ml

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Dual action to help remove hardened ear wax.
Reduces the need for syringing.
Easy squeeze bottle.

Otex ear drops contain the active ingredient urea hydrogen peroxide, which helps to soften ear wax.

Urea hydrogen peroxide works to soften ear wax by releasing oxygen which breaks up hardened wax, it also has some antiseptic properties.

Ear wax is a normal secretion of the ear. It is produced to provide a protective layer in the ear and on the ear drum. There are times when too much wax is produced. This can result in hearing difficulties and may cause pain.

A hard plug of wax can be softened using Otex ear drops. Wax can also be removed by your doctor or practice nurse, by flushing the ear with warm water (syringing). If there is a lot of wax or the wax is very hard, it may need to be softened first and Otex ear drops can also be used for this.



Please read and retain the enclosed patient information leaflet.
Tilt head, and gently squeeze up to 5 drops into ear. Leave for a few minutes and then wipe surplus with tissue. Wash hands after use. Repeat once or twice daily, if necessary, for approximately 3 to 4 days whilst symptoms clear. Always replace cap after use and return bottle to carton.

BEFORE USING OTEX (urea hydrogen peroxide): Do not use if the ear drum is (or has been) damaged. Do not use if sensitive to ingredients, if you suffer from dizziness, or if there is any other ear disorder (such as pain, discharge, inflammation, infection or tinnitus), or if anything else has been used in the ear. Otex is not normally irritant but, in rare cases, painful episodes can occur, particularly if the ear's delicate inner lining has been damaged, broken, inflamed or infected, whereupon the use of ear drops can be painful. Otex should therefore not be used, for example, after ill-advised mechanical efforts to dislodge wax or for 2-3 days after syringing. See enclosed leaflet for details, cautions and instructions. If in doubt, or if there is a history of ear problems, seek medical advice before use. Keep away from eyes. If irritation or pain occurs during use, or if symptoms persist, stop treatment and consult your doctor.




Do not stick anything into the ear, such as cottonbuds, to remove wax.
Not to be used in
Perforated ear drum.
Inflammation and infection of the outer part of the ear canal (otitis externa).
Inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and seborrhoeic dermatitis on the outer ear.
People who have had their ears syringed in the past two or three days.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

Side effects
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Mild irritation and bubbling sensation in the ear after using the drops.
  • Pain and discomfort in the ear.
  • Dizziness.
  • Tinnitus.
  • Unpleasant taste (very rarely).

If you are using a hearing aid then you should not use Otex. It is advisable to seek expert medicinal advice if you have a history of any other ear problems.


Active Ingredient: 5.0% w/w Urea Hydrogen Peroxide
Also contains: 8-Hydroxyquinoline; Glycol

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