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Brand Names: Auraphene-B, Auro Ear Drops, Debrox, Ear Wax, Ear Wax Removal, Mollifene, Murine Ear Drops

Generic Name: carbamide peroxide (otic) (Pronunciation: KAR ba mide per OX ide OH tik)

What is carbamide peroxide (Auraphene-B, Auro Ear Drops, Debrox, Ear Wax, Ear Wax Removal, Mollifene, Murine Ear Drops)?

Carbamide peroxide otic (for the ears) is used to soften and loosen ear wax, making it easier to remove.

Carbamide peroxide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of carbamide peroxide?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using carbamide peroxide and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • dizziness;
  • ear pain, itching, or other irritation;
  • discharge or bleeding from the ear; or
  • decreased hearing for a prolonged period of time.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • temporary decrease in hearing after using the ear drops;
  • mild feeling of fullness in the ear; or
  • mild itching inside the ear.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about carbamide peroxide?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to carbamide peroxide, or if you have a ruptured ear drum. Do not use carbamide peroxide if you have any signs of ear infection or injury, such as pain or other irritation, or drainage, discharge, or bleeding from the ear.

Do not use this medication in a child younger than 12 years old without the advice of a doctor.

You may hear a bubbling sound inside your ear after using carbamide peroxide ear drops. This is caused by the foaming action of carbamide peroxide, which helps break up the wax inside your ear.

Do not use carbamide peroxide for longer than 4 days in a row. Call your doctor if your ear symptoms do not improve after treatment, or if they get worse.

Stop using carbamide peroxide and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as dizziness, ear pain or other irritation, decreased hearing for a prolonged period of time, or discharge or bleeding from the ear.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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