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 Formulary Chapter 12: Ear, nose and oropharynx - Full Chapter
12.01.03  Expand sub section  Removal of ear wax
Olive Oil Ear Drops
(Ear drops )
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OTC

  • Suitable for self-care. Recommend patient (where willing and able)purchases from a Community Pharmacy

 
   
Sodium Bicarbonate 5%
(Ear drops)
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Green
 
   
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Almond Oil

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Non Formulary
Non Formulary
 
chlorobutanol 5%, arachis (peanut) oil 57.3%  (Cerumol®)
(Ear drops)

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Non Formulary
Non Formulary
  • This is no longer on the Formulary or available at Addenbrookes because contains peanut oil.

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    Docusate Sodium 0.5%  (Waxsol®)
    (Ear drops)

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
     
    Docusate sodium 5%.  (Molcer®)

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
     
    Urea–hydrogen peroxide 5%  (Otex®)

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
     
    Urea–hydrogen peroxide complex 5% in glycerol  (Exterol®)

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    Non Formulary
    Non Formulary
     
      
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    Status Description

    OTC

    Available Over the Counter. Consider Self Care   

    Green

    Formulary - Can be prescribed in both secondary and primary care.   

    Advice

    Formulary - Specialist Advice, secondary care advice provided for primary care initiation.  

    Amber No SCG

    Formulary - Specialist initiation without shared care guidance.  

    Amber SCG

    Formulary - Specialist initiation with shared care guidance.  

    Red Hospital

    Restricted - Hospital only, not to be prescribed in primary care.  

    Switch

    Not recommended for prescribing. Switch to alternative cost-effective option.   

    Black

    Not recommended for prescribing in primary or secondary care.  

    Grey

    Not recommended as no formal application made for addition to the formulary. Contact relevant pharmacy team for further information.   

    Non Formulary

    Non-Formulary (category under review).  

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