Drug Name: DEWAX
CARBAMIDE PEROXIDE - OTIC (KAR-buh-mide purr-OX-ide)
COMMON DEWAX BRAND NAME(S):
Auro, Debrox, Murine Earwax Drops
DEWAX SIDE EFFECTS:
Ear drainage, ear pain, irritation or rash in the ear, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. DEWAX may cause a crackling sound in the ears. This harmless effect is temporary and due to the medicine foaming and loosening the earwax. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO USE DEWAX:
DEWAX: Apply DEWAX into the ear, usually twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. Do not use DEWAX for more than 4 days. For accuracy and to avoid contamination, have another person insert the drops if possible. To apply ear drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear or any other surface. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward. Place the dropper directly over the ear and instill the recommended, or prescribed amount of drops. To help the drops roll into the ear (for adults) hold the earlobe up and back or (for children) hold the earlobe down and back. Keep the head tilted for about two minutes or insert a soft cotton plug if so directed. If there is any wax remaining after treatment it may be removed by gently rinsing the ear with warm water or using a soft rubber bulb ear syringe. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of an ear syringe. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after use.
DEWAX is used to treat earwax buildup by softening, loosening, and removing the earwax.
Tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies, other ear problems (e.g., perforated or "broken eardrum", ear infections/injuries/surgeries). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is unknown if DEWAX passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DEWAX DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: other ear medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
Do not share DEWAX with others.
MISSED DEWAX DOSE:
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature between 36 and 86 degrees F (2 to 30 degrees C) away from direct sunlight and excessive heat.