Cerumol Original Ear Drops is a tried and trusted ear wax treatment which has successfully treated millions of ears over the years - and continues to do so today with its gentle but effective formulation.
Cerumol is widely used to treat problem earwax or to prepare ears before syringing.
Do not use the medicine if you or your child have
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 6 including peanut oil or soya.
• A sore or inflamed ear canal.
• Dermatitis or eczema on the outer ear.
• A perforated eardrum.
Take special care with Cerumol Ear Drops
• Do not use for more than three days without talking to your doctor.
• Do not swallow the ear drops.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
There are no known effects on driving and using machines, but an ear wax plug may cause temporary deafness.
Adults, the elderly and children:
• Prepare a small pad of cotton wool, the size of your thumbnail.
• Lie or sit down and tilt your head to the side.
• Use the dropper to put 5 drops into the ear canal.
• Do not push the dropper into your ear.
• As the liquid enters your ear you may experience a harmless tingling sensation.
• Moisten the small pad of cotton wool with Cerumol or smear with petroleum jelly.
• Place the cotton wool pad in the ear but do not push it too far into the ear canal. This helps to keep the liquid in the ear canal.
• Remove the pad after one hour or the next morning.
• Repeat twice a day for three days.
• The loosened wax usually comes out on its own, but if any wax remains, consult your doctor for possible syringing.
• Do not use for longer than 3 days without consulting your doctor.
If you accidentally swallow Cerumol Ear Drops
See a doctor if you accidentally swallow some. Take the pack with you to show which medicine you have swallowed.
If you forget to use Cerumol Ear Drops
Use the ear drops as soon as you remember. You can then carry on the treatment at the correct time.
Like all medicines, Cerumol Ear Drops can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible side effects:
• Local irritation.
If any of the side effects gets serious or you notice any side effect not included above, stop use and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.