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Brand name: Ear Clear for Ear Ache

Ear Clear for Ear Ache is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) phenazone + benzocaine. On this page you will find out more about Ear Clear for Ear Ache, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: phenazone + benzocaine

Information for medicine and pack size:
Ear Clear for Ear Ache ear drops, 10 mL

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What this medicine is for

For the relief of ear ache associated with otitis media.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Viscous, clear, pale straw coloured liquid.
Dosage Form Ear Drops
Route of administration Otic
Medicine schedule
10mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
12.5mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
12mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
15mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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