Simply tilt head and squeeze up to 5 drops into the ear, leave for a few minutes then wipe away any surplus with a tissue.
This procedure should be repeated once or twice daily while your symptoms clear.
Treatment usually takes 3-4 days, after which you should notice a reduction in ear discomfort.
Always read the pack label and leaflet before using any Otex product.
IMPORTANT The information on this website is intended for general guidance only. If you are concerned about the health of your ears or have a history of ear problems always ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse for advice.
Pregnant women should always consult their doctor before using any medicines during pregnancy. As a general rule, it is also advisable to be cautious about the use of any medication during breast-feeding unless prescribed by a doctor. It's also worth bearing in mind that unless treatment is needed urgently, it may be appropriate to delay this until after pregnancy and/or breast-feeding. That being the case, however, there are no specific restrictions to using the ear drops during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
If you are suffering from any other ear problem you should not use Otex unless under supervision from your doctor.
Young children tend not to suffer with impacted ear wax, so it's a good idea to seek expert medical advice from a doctor.
Published clinical trials have demonstrated that recent use of Otex (for up to 3 to 4 days before syringing) can make ear syringing much easier, and in some cases can avoid the need for syringing altogether. It should not be necessary to use any ear wax remover drops soon after syringing because it generally takes a few months for new wax to build up. If the problem recurs much sooner than this you should seek medical advice because this should not normally happen.
If you are using a hearing aid then you should not use Otex. It is advisable to seek expert medicinal advice if you have a history of any other ear problems.
No, Otex is only for use in the treatment of impacted ear wax in the ear canal where the eardrum is intact. Grommets pass through the eardrum and may allow something put in the external ear canal to enter the middle ear.
No. Otex has, however, been tested on human patients suffering from ear wax problems, in clinical trials.
No, none of the ingredients of Otex are of animal origin.
No, none of the ingredients of Otex contain any nut derivative.
Simply tilt head and squeeze up to 5 drops into the ear, leave for a few minutes and then wipe away any surplus with a tissue. This procedure should be repeated once or twice daily while your symptoms clear. Treatment usually takes 3-4 days, after which you should notice a reduction in ear discomfort.
Do not use Otex Ear Drops if: Please refer to section 2 of the Patient Information Leaflet.
Otex Ear Drops work by breaking hardened ear wax into pieces so it can fall more easily from the ear.
The active ingredient is urea hydrogen peroxide (5% w/w). The other ingredients are 8-hydroxyquinoline and glycerol.
Treatment usually takes 3-4 days.
Otex Ear Drops are available to buy online at the following retailers:
You can also purchase at the pharmacy counter at the following retailers: