Cerumenex Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 10/14/2021
Cerumenex Side Effects Center

What Is Cerumenex?

Cerumenex Eardrops (triethanolamine polypeptide oleate-condensate) is an emulsion that breaks down natural oils used in the ear to break down and loosen earwax that has built up inside the ear canal.

What Are Side Effects of Cerumenex?

Common side effects of Cerumenex Eardrops include a temporary burning feeling in your ear for 1 to 2 minutes when it is first applied. Other side effects of Cerumenex Eardrops include swelling, itching, redness, allergic reactions, skin ulcerations, rash, scaling of the skin around the ear, crusting, irritation, or pain.

Dosage for Cerumenex

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Cerumenex?

Other drugs may interact with Cerumenex Eardrops. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use.

Cerumenex During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Cerumenex Eardrops should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

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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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 Eardrops include allergic contact dermatitis, skin ulcerations, burning and pain at the application site and skin rash.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cerumenex (Triethanolamine Polypeptide)


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