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About Waxsol Ear Drops
Earwax can be unsightly and interfere with hearing. People of all ages suffer from this condition. Waxsol Ear Drops is ideal for anyone who wants to get rid of wax easily. It is a painless procedure that is extremely effective. Waxsol Ear Drops are perfect for wax that has built up in the ear and is difficult to remove.
Waxsol Ear Drops information
What are Waxsol Ear Drops and what are they used for?
Waxsol Ear Drops 0.5% is a water-based solution designed to treat the build-up of wax in the ear(s). Having a build-up of ear wax can be annoying, uncomfortable and sometimes painful. When your ears become blocked your hearing may be affected causing sounds to become quieter and muffled or result in a ringing in your ears. Waxsol drops contain the active ingredient docusate sodium, which acts as a surface agent to clear the ear canal of waxy build-ups by softening and breaking it down.
Waxsol eardrops are manufactured by Mylan and are suitable for children and adults for use in one or both ears as required for up to 3 days. If after 3 days you have not noticed an improvement you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.
How do Waxsol eardrops work?
Waxsol ear drops, unlike traditional ear drops that contain olive oil, contain the active ingredient docusate sodium. Docusate helps to treat ears blocked by hardened ear wax by penetrating the build-up of ear wax, making it softer so it can be removed naturally or making it easier to remove by flushing or stringing.
What is earwax?
Earwax is a natural secretion of the ear. It is produced by the ceruminous gland, which is located in the ear’s external auditory canal. This secretion mixes with excretions from the sebaceous glands, skin cells and hair to create a substance called cerumen. Cerumen is the technical name for earwax.
Earwax is designed to keep the ears clean, acting like a protective layer for the ear and eardrum, trapping dirt, bacteria and viruses as it travels from the middle ear to the outer ear. Once the wax has completed its journey to the outer ear, it is expelled by the body.
Sometimes excess wax can be produced, which often results in hearing difficulties and pain within the ear. Ear drops, such as Waxsol, help to soften the earwax, helping it to make its way out of the ear(s).
Alternatives to Waxsol Ear Drops
Alternative treatment options for clearing excessive ear wax at home include:
Waxsol Ear Drops warnings
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
- If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
- Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
- If pain or inflammation is experienced treatment should be discontinued.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
How to use Waxsol Ear Drops
Adults, including the elderly and children 2 years and over:
With head tilted, fill the ear with Waxsol using the dropper provided.
On the next day use Waxsol again following the above instructions.
Waxsol Ear Drops ingredients
The active ingredients contained in Waxsol Ear Drops is: Docusate Sodium 0.5% w/v in a water-miscible base.
Waxsol Ear Drops also contain the following inactive ingredients: Glycerol and Preservative (mixed parabens in 2-phenoxyethanol) 0.6%.