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Triethanolamine Polypeptide Oleate (Into The Ear)

Triethanolamine Polypeptide Oleate (trye-eth-an-OLE-a-meen pol-ee-PEP-tide OH-lee-ate)

Softens and loosens wax in the ear, so the earwax may be removed easily.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past or if you have a punctured eardrum or an ear infection (otitis media).

How to Use This Medicine:


  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. Use this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • Warm the drops by holding the bottle in your hands for a few minutes, but do not heat the medicine to above body temperature.
  • Lie down or tilt your head to the side. Gently pull the earlobe down and back (for children) or up and back (for adults) to straighten the ear canal.
  • Do not put the dropper inside your ear. Hold it above the opening into the ear. Drop the correct number of drops into the ear canal.
  • Do not get any of the medicine on your skin around the ear. If the drops do get on your skin, wash the area with soap and water right away.
  • Leave the drops in your ear for 15 to 30 minutes. Put a cotton plug into the outer ear.
  • Do not leave the drops in the ear for more than 30 minutes.
  • Gently rinse out the ear with lukewarm water. Do not get any of the medicine on your skin.

If a dose is missed:

  • Use the missed dose as soon as you remember.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Make sure your doctor knows about any allergic reactions, rashes, or ear infections that you have had.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before you use this medicine.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Skin rash, itching, blistering, bleeding, or pain in the ear

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Stinging or burning in the ear
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

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