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Common Technical Document
Module 1 – Administrative and Prescribing Information
Module 1.3 – Product Information

Earex Ear Drops

Boots Ear Wax Remover
Almond Oil 33.33% v/v, Arachis Oil (Peanut Oil) 33.33% v/v and Rectified Camphor Oil
33.33% v/v
Please read this leaflet carefully before using Boots Ear Wax Remover.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Boots Ear Wax Remover drops are used for
2. Before using Boots Ear Wax Remover
3. How to use Boots Ear Wax Remover
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Boots Ear Wax Remover
6. What Boots Ear Wax Remover contain
1. What are Boots Ear Wax Remover used for
Boots Ear Wax Remover should be used for the easy removal of ear wax.
Ear wax is a natural substance secreted by tiny glands in the skin of the ear.
Ear wax is important as it protects the ear from infection. Problems arise when there is a build
up of too much ear wax and left for a long period it may harden, causing earache, dull
hearing, itching or ear and head noises.
The shape of the ear does not allow normal skin cleansing and hygiene. Excess or stubborn
ear wax can be gently softened and removed by Boots Ear Wax Remover.
For use by adults, children and the elderly.
2. Before using the Ear Wax Remover
Do not use…
• if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this product.
See ‘What these drops contain’ for the full list of ingredients.
• If the ear is inflamed or infected of if the eardrum is not whole or is ruptured.
• Boots Ear Wax Remover contain Arachis Oil (peanut oil). If you are allergic to
peanuts or soya do not use Boots Ear Wax Remover.
Take special care…
• If symptoms do not improve talk your doctor or pharmacist.
• Never use force or instruments in the ear.
• Violent nose blowing should always be avoided.
• Wisdom or any decayed teeth shoud be examined in all case of ear trouble
3. How to use Earex Ear Drops
Follow the steps below
• Wash hands
• Lie or sit down and tilt the head to bring the ear uppermost.
• Pull the ear backwards.

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Common Technical Document
Module 1 – Administrative and Prescribing Information
Module 1.3 – Product Information

Earex Ear Drops

• Put four drops into the ear. Don’t push the dropper into the ear.
• Remain in the same position for two minutes.
• Gently insert a piece of cotton wool to absorb the softened wax. Removed after a few
• Repeat night and morning for up to four days until the wax cleared.
If you accidentally swallow Boots Ear Wax Remover
Earex Ear Drops are for use in the ear only. If accidentally swallowed, contact your
doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
No side effects have been reported following use of this medicine. If you feel you are reacting
badly to this medicine in any way, then stop using the drops and speak to your doctor or
5. How to store Boots Ear Wax Remover
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children
• Do not store above 25oC.
• Use within 8 weeks after opening.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on label and carton.
• If you find that you still have this medicine after its expiry date, return it to your local
pharmacacist who will dispose of it properly.
6. What Boots Ear Wax Remover contain
Each 10ml bottle of yellow oily liquid containts 33.33% by volume of the active ingredient
almond oil, 33.33% by volume of the active ingredient arachis oil (peanut oil) and 33.33% by
volume of the active ingredient rectified camphor oil.
Market Authorisation Holder: G R Lane Health Products Ltd. Sisson Road, Gloucester, GL2 0GR
Manufactured by: Simco Ltd., Braye Road Industrial Estate, Vale, Guernsey.
Date of revision: February 2010
Distributed by SSL International plc
Trafford Park, Manchester, M41 7HA, U.K.
Earex is a trade mark of the SSL Group
PL 01074/0242
PA 547/1/1
SIN 4320P

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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