carbamide peroxide otic (generic name)

Auro-Dri (brand name)

It is used to soften and help remove ear wax.
(CAR bah mide per OX ide)
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What is this medicine?

CARBAMIDE PEROXIDE (CAR bah mide per OX ide) is used to soften and help remove ear wax.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • dizziness
  • ear discharge
  • ear pain, irritation or rash
  • infection
  • perforated eardrum (hole in eardrum)
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbamide peroxide, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the outer ear canal. Follow the directions carefully. Wash hands before and after use. The solution may be warmed by holding the bottle in the hand for 1 to 2 minutes. Lie with the affected ear facing upward. Place the proper number of drops into the ear canal. After the drops are instilled, remain lying with the affected ear upward for 5 minutes to help the drops stay in the ear canal. A cotton ball may be gently inserted at the ear opening for no longer than 5 to 10 minutes to ensure retention. Repeat, if necessary, for the opposite ear. Do not touch the tip of the dropper to the ear, fingertips, or other surface. Do not rinse the dropper after use. Keep container tightly closed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be used in children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other ear products without asking your doctor or health care professional.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

This medicine is not for long-term use. Do not use for more than 4 days without checking with your health care professional. Contact your doctor or health care professional if your condition does not start to get better within a few days or if you notice burning, redness, itching or swelling.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • burning, itching, and redness
  • worsening ear pain
  • rash

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • abnormal sensation while putting the drops in the ear
  • temporary reduction in hearing (but not complete loss of hearing)

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) in a tight, light-resistant container. Keep bottle away from excessive heat and direct sunlight. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Last Updated: March 31, 2009
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