Cerumenex Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Cerumenex Eardrops (triethanolamine polypeptide oleate-condensate) is used in the ear to break down and loosen earwax that has built up inside the ear canal. It is an emulsion that breaks down natural oils. Common side effects include a temporary burning feeling in your ear for 1 to 2 minutes when it is first applied.
Fill the ear canal with the dose of Cerumenex Eardrops with the patient's head tilted at a 45° angle. Insert cotton plug and allow to remain 15-30 minutes. Gently flush with lukewarm water, using a soft rubber syringe. The procedure may be repeated if the first application fails to clear the impaction. Follow your doctor's instructions. Other drugs may interact with Cerumenex Eardrops. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Cerumenex Eardrops should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Cerumenex Eardrops (triethanolamine polypeptide oleate-condensate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Cerumenex in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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.
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Cerumenex Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, stop using this medication and seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), ear pain, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Cerumenex FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Clinical Reactions of Possible Allergic Origin
Localized dermatitis reactions were reported in about 1% of 2,700 patients treated, ranging from a very mild erythema and pruritus of the external canal to a severe eczematoid reaction involving the external ear and periauricular tissue, generally with duration of 2-10 days.
Other reactions which have been reported in connection with the use of CERUMENEX (triethanolamine polypeptide) Eardrops include allergic contact dermatitis, skin ulcerations, burning and pain at the application site and skin rash.
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