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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)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

For removing earwax and available to purchase over the counter. Allow to warm to room temperature before use.

Only prescribe if required for prevention of chronic or recurrent otitis externa, in line with Clinical Commissioning Policy 88D.

 
   
Sodium Bicarbonate
(Ear)
Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

For removing earwax and available to purchase over the counter.

Only prescribe if required for prevention of chronic or recurrent otitis externa, in line with Clinical Commissioning Policy 88D.

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Almond Oil
(Ear)

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Non Formulary

For removing earwax and available to purchase from pharmacies. Allow to warm to room temperature before use.

 
Cerumol®
(Ear)

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Non Formulary

For removing earwax and available to purchase over the counter. Please note this product contains arachis (peanut) oil

 
Docusate 0.5%  (Waxsol® Ear drops)

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Non Formulary

For removing earwax and available to purchase from pharmacies.

 
Exterol®
(Ear)

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Non Formulary

For removing earwax and available to purchase from pharmacies.

 
Molcer®
(Ear)

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Non Formulary

For removing earwax and available to purchase from pharmacies.

 
Otex®
(Ear)

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Non Formulary

For removing earwax and available to purchase over the counter.

 
  
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Status Description

Red

Red: Medicines which should only be prescribed in secondary care by a specialist.  

Amber Continuation

Amber Continuation: Medicines which should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the GP that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred.   

Amber Shared Care Protocol

Amber Shared Care Protocol: Medicines which are appropriate to be initiated and stabilised by a specialist, once stabilised the medicine may be appropriate for responsibility to be transferred from secondary to primary care with the agreement of a GP and a formal ‘shared care’ agreement. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Area Prescribing Committee Oxfordshire (APCO).   

Green

Green: Medicines which are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   

Brown

Brown: Medicines which should only be prescribed in restricted circumstances.  

Black

Black: Medicines which are not recommended for use because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

OCCG Green

not used  

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