- urea hydrogen peroxide
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Exterol Ear Drops
Information for the user
Exterol™ 5% w/w ear drops
Urea hydrogen peroxide
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you need more information or advice. You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve within a reasonable period.
In this leaflet:
1. What Exterol is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Exterol
3. How to use Exterol
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Exterol
6. Further information
1. WHAT EXTEROL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE EXTEROL
Do not use Exterol:
Take special care when using this product:
If Exterol gets into the eyes
Taking other medicines and using hearing aids
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Exterol can be used during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. The ingredients have been in widespread use in this and similar preparations for many years, without reports of problems. However, safety trials have not been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery. However, the build up of ear wax can cause dizziness, and this may be made worse by using the ear drops (see Section 4). If you are affected, do not drive or use machinery.
3. 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:
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 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.
If you use more Exterol than you should
Do not worry if you use too much Exterol. Simply wipe away any surplus running from the ear with a tissue.
If you forget to use Exterol
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use Exterol. When you remember, just carry on using this product once or twice daily as usual.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Exterol can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop using this product and tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly (see details below). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
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5. HOW TO STORE EXTEROL
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT EXTEROL
What Exterol contains:
The active ingredient is urea hydrogen peroxide (5% w/w).
The other ingredients are 8-hydroxyquinoline and glycerol.
What Exterol looks like and contents of the pack
The Marketing Authorisation holder is
The Manufacturer is
This Leaflet was last revised in May 2015.
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