Exterol 5% w/w Ear Drops Solution 8ml

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Exterol 5% w/w Ear Drops Solution 8ml

Exterol 5% w/w Ear Drops Solution allows ear wax to be released from the ear The presence of urea hydrogen peroxide in the solution loosens the wax by breaking it down into small pieces.

  • Suitable for use by both adults and children

Directions for use:

Only use Exterol 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:

Turn the cap anti-clockwise. (This will break the seal when you use the drops for the first time). Remove the cap to reveal the applicator nozzle.

Tilt your head and gently squeeze up to 5 drops into the ear. 

Keep your head tilted for a few minutes so that the drops stay in the ear.

Then wipe away any surplus with a tissue.

Repeat in the other ear, if necessary.

Wash hands after use. 

Do not “plug” the ears with loose cotton wool. 

Always replace the cap after use and return the bottle to the carton.

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.


Do not use Exterol: 

if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to urea hydrogen peroxide or any of the other ingredients 

if you have a history of ear problems, unless used under the close supervision of your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. 

if you are also putting anything else in the ear (such as other ear drops or a hearing aid). 

if your ear drum is (or has been) damaged. 

if you suffer from dizziness. 

if there is anything else wrong with your ear – such as pain, swelling, discharge, infection or tinnitus (ringing sounds in the ear). 

if you have tried to remove the ear wax using fingernails, cotton buds or other implements. (This is because you might have damaged the delicate inner lining of the ear, leading to swelling or infection.) This could make it painful to use the ear drops. 

if you have had your ear syringed in the last 2 to 3 days – this could also make it painful to use the eardrops.


Take special care when using this product: 

If you are in any doubt whether this product is suitable for you, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before use.

If Exterol gets into the eyes

Take care to avoid getting Exterol into your eyes. 

If this happens, rinse the eye immediately with water for 10 to 15 minutes, holding the eyelids apart and avoiding getting the rinse liquid into the other eye.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if irritation persists.


Taking other medicines and using hearing aids 

It is important not to use Exterol at the same time you are putting anything else in the ear (such as other ear drops or a hearing aid). 

Exterol is not known to affect, or to be affected by, any other kinds of medicines that you may be using.


The active ingredient is urea hydrogen peroxide (5% w/w). The other ingredients are 8-hydroxyquinoline and glycerol.

Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.

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