Otex Express Ear Drops contains urea hydrogen peroxide and glycerol to break hardened ear wax into pieces and soften it so that the wax can fall more easily from the ear.
Otex contains urea hydrogen peroxide, which reacts with moisture in the ear wax to release oxygen.
The bubbles of oxygen help to break up the wax, while the remaining urea and glycerol soften any hardened wax so it can be shed naturally from the ear.
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.
Use Otex only in the ears.
For adults, children and the elderly:
- Tilt head and gently squeeze up to 5 drops into the ear.
- Leave for a few minutes and then wipe away any surplus with a tissue.
- Wash hands after use.
- Repeat once or twice daily, if necessary, for approximately 3 to 4 days whilst symptoms clear (until you notice an improvement in your hearing and less discomfort).
- Always replace the cap after use and return the bottle to the carton.
- Discard 4 weeks after the first opening.
- The active ingredient of the ear drops is Urea hydrogen peroxide (5% w/w).
- Other ingredients: 8-hydroxyquinoline, glycerol
Warnings and restrictions
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Otex can be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The ingredients have been in widespread use in this and similar preparations for many years, without reports of problems.
However, safety trials have not been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
- Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
- However, the build-up of ear wax can cause dizziness, and this may be made worse by using the ear drops (see Section 4 of information leaflet).
- If you are affected, do not drive or use machinery.
Do not use Otex:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to urea hydrogen peroxide or any of the other ingredients of Otex listed in the information leaflet.
- if you have a history of ear problems unless used under the close supervision of your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
- if you are putting anything else in the ear (such as other ear drops or a hearing aid).
- if your eardrum is (or has been) damaged.
- if you suffer from dizziness or sickness.
- 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.
- if you have tried to remove the ear wax using fingernails, cotton buds or other implements. This is because you might have damaged the delicate inner lining of the ear, leading to swelling or infection. This could make it painful to use the ear drops.
- if you have had your ear syringed in the last 2 to 3 days. This could also make it painful to use ear drops.
If irritation or pain occurs during use, or if symptoms persist, stop the treatment and consult your doctor.
In rare cases, painful episodes can occur, particularly if the ear's delicate inner lining has been damaged, broken, inflamed or infected.
If in doubt, or if there is any history of ear problems, seek medical advice before use.
Taking other medicines and using hearing aids
- It is important not to use Otex at the same time you are putting anything else in the ear (such as other ear drops or a hearing aid).
- Otex is not known to affect, or to be affected by, any other kinds of medicines that you may be using.
Keep away from eyes.
For external use only.