How Does Otic Mineral Oil Work?

Reviewed on 6/30/2021

How does otic mineral oil work?

Otic mineral oil is an oil used to clear ears blocked by earwax (cerumen). Otic mineral oil lubricates and softens the cerumen, facilitating its removal.

How is otic mineral oil used?

Otic mineral oil is used to unclog ears blocked by hardened and impacted cerumen. Otic mineral oil is instilled into the ear canal while lying on the side and remaining in that position for up to 15 minutes.

What are side effects of otic mineral oil?

Side effects of otic mineral oil may include:

  • Ear canal drainage

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 mineral oil products?

Generic and brand names of otic mineral oil products include:

  • mineral oil otic
  • Min-O-Ear

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