What is Otex Express Ear Drops?
Otex Express Ear Drops help to clear blocked ears from hardened earwax build up. Ideal for those who are suffering from blocked ears and need a quick solution. Otex Express Ear Drops are also available as part of a combi-pack with a bulb syringe to rinse your ears following treatment.
What happens when your ears are blocked with earwax?
When your ears are blocked with earwax, you may experience some symptoms which will tell you that your ears need to be unblocked. These symptoms include:
- Ear infections
- Loss of hearing
- High pitched tones or ringing in the ear, also known as tinnitus.
How will these ear drops help to clear my blocked ears?
Otex Express Ear Drops contain the active ingredient urea hydrogen peroxide, which helps to soften hard earwax build up in your ear canal. It helps to break the earwax down into smaller chunks so that it can leave the ear naturally and without the need for syringing.
Are these ear drops suitable for people who have tinnitus?
If you have tinnitus or any other ear problem, you should not use Otex Ear Drops unless you’re told to do so be your doctor. Some ear problems can affect your ear drum so always be careful before using ear drops if you have any other ear condition.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Otex Express Ear Drops are safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. However, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this or any other medication at this time, so you can be sure that it’s safe for both you and your child.
Are these ear drops suitable for children?
It’s very rare for children to get a build-up of impacted earwax, so you should not use this product on children unless advised to do so by your doctor.
Can I use these ear drops if I have a hearing aid?
If you use a hearing aid or any other in-ear device, you should not use Otex ear drops. If you have a hearing aid and are struggling with a waxy build-up in the ears, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist so they can advise a more suitable course of treatment for you.
Can I drive after using these ear drops?
Otex Express Ear Drops do not affect your ability to drive after use. However, a build-up of ear wax can sometimes make you feel dizzy and this can be made worse by using these ear drops. You should not attempt to drive or use tools or machinery unless you are sure that you are not affected in this way.
How to use Otex Express Ear Drops
Tilt your head to the side, keeping the ear you wish to treat facing up. Being careful not to touch your ear with the applicator nozzle, gently squeeze 5 Otex Express Ear Drops into the ear. Keep your head tilted for a few minutes to allow drops to soak in. Wipe excess drops away with a tissue or cotton wool. Repeat in the other ear if necessary. Wash hands after use.
When should Otex Express Ear Drops not be used?
Do not use Otex Express Combi Pack if you are allergic to urea hydrogen peroxide or any of the other listed ingredients. Avoid getting ear drops into your eyes, if contact with eyes does happen accidentally, rinse with clean water immediately. Do not use this product if:
- You have a history of ear problems.
- You are using any other ear drops.
- You are using any other in-ear device, such as a hearing aid.
- Your eardrum is or has been damaged.
- You suffer from dizziness.
- There is anything else wrong with your ear, such as an ear infection.
- You have tried to remove ear wax with fingernails or a cotton bud – this could damage the lining of your ear canal.
- You have had your ear syringed within the past 2 – 3 days.
Have these ear drops been tested on animals?
Otex ear drops do not undergo animal testing and are only tested on humans during clinical trials. On top of this, none of the ingredients in these ear drops come from animals.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medicines, the Otex Express Ear Drops can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:
- A temporary, mild bubbling sensation in the ear as ear wax breaks down and releases oxygen.
- Discomfort, irritation, or pain.
- Temporary loss of hearing.
- High pitched ringing in the ear (tinnitus).
- An unpleasant taste in the mouth.
If you experience these or any other side effects while using Otex Express Ear Drops, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. You can also record any side effect and report it to the MHRA. For more information about recording side effects to medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card website.
How to store these eardrops
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Store in original packaging and do not use if expiry date printed on packaging has passed. Store bottle upright to prevent spillage. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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