Otosol ear drops contains docusate sodium BP 0.5% w/v in a water-soluble base.
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Preservative (mixed parabens in 2-phenoxyethanol) 0.6%.
Otosol, because of its low surface tension and its water solubility, rapidly penetrates the dry matrix of the wax which can then be syringed away readily or, in less severe and in persistent cases, is ejected by normal physiological processes.
Otosol ear drops facilitate the easy removal of ear wax.
Unless otherwise directed by the physician, let the patient lie on the side, with the affected ear uppermost, turning the head sideways slightly towards the surface on which the patient is lying. With the dropper in the cap, fill the ear canal with Otosol. Let the patient stay in this position for four or five minutes then insert a cotton wool plug. If the other ear is affected, repeat for that ear in the same way. Apply Otosol for two consecutive nights, which should be immediately before an appointment with a physician or attending for syringing.
Should not be used in the presence of perforation of the eardrum or when there is inflammation of the ear. Discontinue use if any pain or inflammation is experienced.
S02DC - Indifferent preparations ; Used as otologicals.
Otic soln 0.5% x 10 mL x 1's.