Cerumol Ear Drops contains arachis oil refined to help lubricate the ear wax and chlorobutanol hemihydrate, an antibacterial agent, which also helps to loosen the wax. This product is used to soften and help remove ear wax.
What is in this medicine
The active ingredients are: Arachis oil refined (peanut oil) 57.3% w/v, chlorobutanol hemihydrate 5% w/v. The other ingredients are: turpentine oil, 3-methoxy butyl acetate, σ-dichlorobenzene, p-dichlorobenzene.
What the medicine looks like
Cerumol Ear Drops are a pale amber oily liquid which smells of turpentine. They are supplied in 11ml bottles.
Do not use the medicine if you or your child have
- An allergy to any of the ingredients listed above including peanut oil or soya.
- A sore or inflamed ear canal.
- Dermatitis or eczema on the outer ear.
- A perforated ear drum.
Take special care with Cerumol Ear Drops….
- Do not use for more than three days without talking to your doctor.
- Do not swallow the ear drops.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
There are no known effects on driving and using machines, but an ear wax plug may cause temporary deafness.
How to use Cerumol Ear Drops
For use in the ear.
Adults, the elderly and children:
- Prepare a small pad of cotton wool, the size of your thumb nail. Lie or sit down and tilt your head to the side. Use the dropper to put 5 drops into the ear canal.
- Do not push the dropper into your ear.
- As the liquid enters your ear you may experience a harmless tingling sensation. Moisten the small pad of cotton wool with Cerumol or smear with petroleum jelly. Place the cotton wool pad in the ear but do not push it too far into the ear canal. This helps to keep the liquid in the ear canal. Remove the pad after one hour or the next morning.
- Repeat twice a day for three days.
- The loosened wax usually comes out on its own, but if any wax remains, consult your doctor for possible syringing.
- Do not use for longer than 3 days without consulting your doctor
If you accidentally swallow Cerumol Ear Drops
See a doctor if you accidentally swallow some. Take the pack with you to show which medicine you have swallowed.
If you forget to use Cerumol Ear Drops Use the ear drops as soon as you remember. You can then carry on the treatment at the correct time.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Cerumol Ear Drops can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Possible side effects: • Local irritation. • Redness. • Rash. If any of the side effects gets serious or you notice any side effect not included above, stop use and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.