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Brand name: Ear Clear for Swimmers TM

Active ingredients: acetic acid + isopropyl alcohol

What it is used for

Dries and helps prevent swimmer's ear. Relieves/treats painful inflammation of swimmer's ear.

How to take it

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

  • Store below 30 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.

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

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