How Does Otic Carbamide Peroxide Work?

Reviewed on 6/30/2021

How does otic carbamide peroxide work?

Otic carbamide peroxide is a medication used to clear the excessive buildup of earwax (cerumen). When applied in the ear canal, otic carbamide peroxide releases oxygen and begins to foam, softening and loosening up the earwax.

How is otic carbamide peroxide used?

Otic carbamide peroxide medications are ear drops instilled into the ear canal to soften, loosen and remove excessive earwax. The head is kept tilted for a few minutes after instillation to prevent the medication from draining out. A piece of cotton may be used to plug the ear opening.

What are side effects of otic carbamide peroxide?

Side effects of otic carbamide peroxide may include:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Minor irritation
  • Rash
  • Redness
  • Superinfection

Information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

What are names of some otic carbamide peroxide drugs?

Generic and brand names of otic carbamide peroxide drugs include:

  • carbamide peroxide otic
  • Debrox
  • Auro Ear Drops
  • ERO Ear
  • Murine Ear Wax Removal

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