Daily OTC Pearl: Debrox (Carbamide Peroxide)

Debrox helps to soften, loosen, and remove earwax.

OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Debrox (Carbamide Peroxide)

Indication: Debrox is used to treat earwax buildup.

Insight:

  • Debrox helps to soften, loosen, and remove earwax.
  • Too much earwax can block the ear canal and reduce hearing.
  • This medication releases oxygen and starts to foam when it comes in contact with the skin.
  • The foaming helps break up and remove the earwax.
  • Directions: Apply this medication into the ear, usually twice daily, or as directed by a physician. Do not use this medication for more than 4 days at a time unless instructed by a physician.
  • Adverse effects may include rashitching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.

Sources:

  1. Debrox Otic (Ear): Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing - WebMD
  2. Debrox Earwax Removal Aid Kit - 0.5 oz - The Online Drugstore ©