Exterol Ear Drops are used to help remove hardened wax from the ear canal. Exterol is suitable for use by adults, children and the elderly.
The active ingredient is urea hydrogen peroxide. It works by breaking down the ear wax into small pieces.
Earwax normally just falls out on its own. When it’s blocking your ears, a pharmacist can help.
Excessive, hardened ear wax is quite common. It causes problems when it builds up and blocks the ear canal. The first symptom is usually a feeling of discomfort and fullness in the ear. This can become painful and cause dizziness and some loss of hearing if left untreated.
Symptoms of earwax build-up include:
Exterol makes removal of ear wax easier, and in many cases avoids the need for ear syringing.
Only use Exterol Ear Drops 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.
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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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.
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
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