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Carbamide Peroxide

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Uses
Dosing
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Notes

    Related terms
    • U.S. Brand Names: Auraphene B® [OTC];Auro® [OTC];Cankaid® [OTC];Debrox® [OTC];E-R-O® [OTC];Gly-Oxide® [OTC];Murine® Ear Wax Removal Kit [OTC];Murine® Ear [OTC];Otix® [OTC]
    • Pharmacologic Category: Anti-inflammatory, Locally Applied;Otic Agent, Cerumenolytic

    Uses
    • It is used to soften earwax so it can be taken out.
    • It is used to treat mouth irritation.
    • Carbamide peroxide softens earwax.
    • It helps swelling.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • Oral:
    • Do not swallow this drug.
    • Ear drops:
    • For the ear only.
    • Wash your hands before and after use.
    • Lie on your side with problem ear up.
    • Pull the outer ear outward and upward.
    • Put drops in ear without touching dropper to ear. Stay on side for 2 minutes or put cotton plug in ear.

    Missed Dose

    • Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
    • Do not use two doses or extra doses.
    • Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.
    • Protect from light.
    • Protect from heat.

    Safety



    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to carbamide peroxide or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
    • Ear drops:
    • If you have any of these health problems: Ear drainage, ear pain, a hole in the eardrum, or a rash in the ear.

    Precautions

    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Ear irritation.
    • Skin irritation.

    Monitoring

    • Change in the health problem being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Very bad ear irritation.
    • Very bad ear pain.
    • Very bad skin irritation.
    • Any rash.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. You may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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