Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Ear Clear for Ear Wax Removal TM

Active ingredients: carbamide peroxide

What it is used for

As an aid to the removal of ear wax.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Otic. This medicine is applied directly to the ear.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless liquid

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS) on June 1, 2022. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

To access RPBS medicines you must hold a DVA Gold Card, DVA Orange Card or DVA White Card (for some medicines only). To learn about Department of Veterans' Affairs health cards, visit Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Back to top back to top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Ear Wax Removal - Ear Science Institute Australia

Ear wax, or cerumen, is naturally produced by the ear and plays a role in keeping our ears clean and protected from dust, bacteria and other microorganisms.

Read more on Ear Science Institute Australia website

Ear wax in children: what to do about it | Raising Children Network

Ear wax protects your child’s ear canal from water, infection and trauma. Ear wax build-up isn’t usually a problem, but see a GP if you’re concerned.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

Ear wax - Better Health Channel

betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Ear problems: self-care - MyDr.com.au

Common ear problems include otitis media and glue ear (which mostly affect children), ear wax build-up and swimmer's ear (otitis externa). Find out what products are available for ear problems.

Read more on myDr website

Earwax - MyDr.com.au

Earwax is quite harmless and a normal part of the body's self-protection mechanism. Earwax can be various colours from light yellow through to brown. Producing a lot of earwax is not a sign of poor hygiene.

Read more on myDr website

Ear problems in children | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Ear problems, like earaches and glue ear, are common in children

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Ear problems - MyDr.com.au

Common ear problems include otitis media, glue ear, ear wax and swimmer's ear.

Read more on myDr website

Ears - Better Health Channel

betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Ear pulling & tugging: babies & children | Raising Children Network

Ear pulling or ear tugging in young children is very common. They might be tired or have ear wax or an ear infection. It’s usually nothing to worry about.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

Swimmer’s Ear - Ear Science Institute Australia

People who regularly get water in their ears are more likely to experience otitis externa, which is why it is often referred to as swimmer’s ear.

Read more on Ear Science Institute Australia website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Victorian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo