Exterol 5% Ear Drops 8ml
- Active Ingredient: Urea Hydrogen Peroxide
- Aids Removal Of Hardened Wax
- Next Day Delivery Available
Exterol Ear Drops Solution Loosens ear wax and makes removal of your ear wax easier, and in many cases avoids the need for ear syringing.
What is Exterol and what is it used for
- Exterol ear drops are used to help remove hardened wax from the ear canal.
- Exterol is suitable for use by adults, children and the elderly.
- The active ingredient is urea hydrogen peroxide. It works by breaking down the ear wax into small pieces
Excessive, hardened ear wax is quite common. It causes problems when it builds up and blocks the ear canal. The first symptom is usually a feeling of discomfort and fullness in the ear. This can become painful and cause dizziness and some loss of hearing if left untreated. Exterol makes removal of ear wax easier, and in many cases avoids the need for ear syringing.
What to know Before you use Exterol
Do not use Exterol:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to urea hydrogen peroxide or any of the other ingredients of Exterol
- if you have a history of ear problems, unless used under the close supervision of your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
- if you are also putting anything else in the ear (such as other ear drops or a hearing aid).
- if your ear drum is (or has been) damaged.
- if you suffer from dizziness.
- if there is anything else wrong with your ear – such as pain, swelling, discharge, infection or tinnitus (ringing sounds in the ear).
- if you have tried to remove the ear wax using fingernails, cotton buds or other implements. (This is because you might have damaged the delicate inner lining of the ear, leading to swelling or infection.)
This could make it painful to use the ear drops.
- if you have had your ear syringed in the last 2 to 3 days – this could also make it painful to use the Exterol eardrops.
How to use Exterol
Only use Exterol in the ears.
For adults, children and the elderly:
Repeat the following once or twice daily, normally for 3 to 4 days, until you notice an improvement in your hearing and less discomfort:
- Turn the cap anti-clockwise. (This will break the seal when you use the drops for the first time).
- Remove the cap to reveal the applicator nozzle.
- Tilt your head and gently squeeze up to 5 drops into the ear.
- Keep your head tilted for a few minutes so that the drops stay in the ear.
- Then wipe away any surplus with a tissue.
- Repeat in the other ear, if necessary.
- Wash hands after use.
- Do not “plug” the ears with loose cotton wool.
- Always replace the cap after use and return the bottle to the carton.
Note that in some cases excessive ear wax may persist for more than 3 to 4 days, despite softening. If the wax is very hard, the Exterol ear drops alone may not be able to clear the ear canal. This may cause some temporary loss of hearing. In these cases you should consult your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for further advice.
The active ingredient in Exterol is urea hydrogen peroxide (5% w/w).
The other ingredients are 8-hydroxyquinoline and glycerol
Like all medicines, Exterol can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
A temporary mild bubbling sensation in the ear can occur (due to the release of oxygen as the drops break down the ear wax).
The ear drops can make the symptoms of excessive ear wax worse, including some discomfort, irritation or pain, loss of hearing, dizziness and tinnitus (ringing sound in the ear).
Very rarely, an unpleasant taste has been reported. Stop using the ear drops immediately if this happens and tell your doctor.
Stop using this product and tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
symptoms persist or,
if any of the side effects get serious or you notice any other side effects not mentioned in this leaflet.