Cerumenex

Cerumenex

Cerumenex Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Cerumenex

Generic Name: triethanolamine polypeptide oleate (otic) (Pronunciation: try eth an OH la meen pol ee PEP tyd OH lee ayt)

What is triethanolamine polypeptide oleate otic (Cerumenex)?

Triethanolamine polypeptide oleate is an emulsion that breaks down natural oils.

Triethanolamine polypeptide oleate otic is used in the ear to break down and loosen earwax that has built up inside the ear canal.

Triethanolamine polypeptide oleate otic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of triethanolamine polypeptide oleate otic (Cerumenex)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using triethanolamine polypeptide oleate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe itching, burning, or irritation of the ear; or
  • itching, crusting, or scaling of the skin around your ear.

Continue using triethanolamine polypeptide oleate and talk with your doctor if you have mild itching, burning, or ear pain.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Read the Cerumenex (triethanolamine polypeptide) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about triethanolamine polypeptide oleate otic (Cerumenex)?

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Avoid allowing this medication to get on the outside of your ear. After applying the ear drops, wipe away any excess liquid from the outside of your ear as quickly as possible. After flushing the ear, wash the outside of your ear with soap and water.

Do not leave this medication in your ear for longer than 30 minutes.

Stop using triethanolamine polypeptide oleate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe itching, burning, or irritation of the ear; or
  • itching, crusting, or scaling of the skin around your ear.
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