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Logo CERUMOL (Ear Drops)

SCHEDULING STATUS
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form)

CERUMOL (Ear Drops)

COMPOSITION
Each 100 mL contains:

Arachis oil 57 g
Paradichlorobenzene 2 g
Chlorbutol 5 g

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
A 16.2 Aural Medicines, ear drops.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION
Loosening of hard or soft wax plug and subsequent removal.

INDICATIONS
Occlusion or partial occlusion of external auditory meatus by either a collection of soft wax or a harder wax plug.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Otitis externa, seborrhoeic dermatitis and eczema affecting the external ear.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Approximately five drops should be instilled into the ear with the head inclined or, better still, with the patient lying down. Should the CERUMOL tend to run out when the head is held up, a small plug of cotton wool soaked in CERUMOL, or smeared with petroleum jelly, could then be applied. Ten to thirty minutes later the softened and disimpacted Cerumen can be simply removed by using a probe tipped with cotton wool or by gentle syringing.
Alternatively, the patient can himself instill the drops (as described above) two or three times a day for a few days in order to loosen the wax. In many cases this procedure is sufficient as frequently the wax will run out of its own accord making further attendance at the surgery unnecessary.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Local irritation. Do not apply if the ear drum is perforated. Avoid contact with the eyes.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
See “Side-effects and Special precautions”. Treatment is supportive and symptomatic.

IDENTIFICATION
A clear oily liquid, pale amber in colour, with a characteristic odour.

PRESENTATION
10 mL Dropper bottle.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store in a well stoppered container in a cool place (below 25ºC)
Protect from light.
Keep out of reach of children.

REGISTRATION NUMBER (OR REFERENCE NUMBER)
H/16.2/15193

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT
PHARMAFRICA (PTY) LTD
33 Hulbert Road
New Centre
Johannesburg
2001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT
30 March 1989

Updated on this site: May 2014
Source: Pharmaceutical Industry

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