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10 mm
Pharmacode: 10mm high
First Bar/Left hand bar
starts 10mm down.

40 mm
120 mm

10 mm

120 mm

In this leaflet:

1. What EarCalm does
2. Check before you use EarCalm
3. How to use EarCalm
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store EarCalm
6. Further information

• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to
acetic acid or any of the other ingredients
(listed in Section 6)
• if you are under 12 years
• anywhere other than in the ear. Do not
inhale in the mouth or nose or spray near
the eyes.

Take special care with
• If you have a perforated eardrum, or if you
think you may have, consult your doctor
before you use this medicine.
• Stop treatment and call your doctor:
• if you get any pain
• if symptoms worsen or do not improve
within 48 hours
• if hearing is affected.
• Do not use for more than 7 days.

130 mm

Please read right through this leaflet before
you start using this medicine. This medicine
is available without prescription, but you still
need to use EarCalm carefully to get the best
results from it.
• Keep this leaflet you may need to read it
• If you have any further questions, ask your
• Do not use for more than 7 days.

1. What EarCalm does

Using EarCalm

Do not use EarCalm:

Acetic acid 2%

130 mm

Pharmacode travel direction

30 mm

2. Check before you use

4. Possible side effects

3. How to use EarCalm

Like all medicines, EarCalm can have side
effects, but not everybody gets them:
• sensitivity or allergy. If this happens, stop
using the spray.
• temporary stinging or a burning sensation
for the first few days of treatment

Before using a new bottle of EarCalm

EarCalm is used for the treatment of minor
infections of the outer ear.
The active ingredient is acetic acid, an
antibacterial agent that helps clear such

• Shake well before use
• Place the nozzle tip gently into your ear
• Press the pump once to deliver the
measured dose
• Spray one measured dose into each
affected ear at least three times a day
(morning, evening and after swimming,
showering or bathing), or as directed by
your doctor/pharmacist
• Leave at least 2 to 3 hours between doses
• Continue treatment until two days after
symptoms have disappeared, but no longer
than 7 days
• If you forget to use EarCalm do not worry.
Use it as soon as you remember then go on
as before
• The nozzle tip must be in place when you
use the spray. You can remove it for
cleaning but always click it back into place
• After use, wipe the nozzle tip with a tissue
to remove any ear wax residue.

• Shake well before use
• Press the pump down several times until
you get a fine spray
• Make sure you do not point the nozzle at
yourself or someone else
• The bottle is now ready for use
• Each time the pump is pressed down one
measured dose will be delivered
• If you have not used EarCalm for more
than a week, press the pump a few times
until you get a fine spray again, and then
follow the instructions above.
For external use only.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via
the Yellow Card Scheme at:

By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.

5. How to store EarCalm

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the 'EXP' date
shown on the pack.
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep container upright in the outer carton.
Use within one month of first use.

6. Further information

Active ingredient 2% w/w Acetic Acid
Other ingredients Macrogol stearyl alcohol,
stearyl alcohol, methyl parahydroxybenzoate
(E 218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E 216),
purified water.
EarCalm is supplied in packs containing 5ml
as an aqueous suspension. The spray is
non-pressurised and does not contain CFCs.
The marketing authorisation holder is
Forest Laboratories UK Limited, Whiddon
Valley, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8NS,
United Kingdom and all enquiries should be
sent to this address.
The manufacturer is Purna Pharmaceuticals NV,
Rijksweg 17, 2870 Puurs, Belgium.
This leaflet was last revised in April 2015.
EarCalm is a registered trademark of
Forest Laboratories UK Ltd.






Acetic Acid (EarCalm) 2% PIL - UK

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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