Earex plus ear drops

How does it work?

Earex plus ear drops contain two active ingredients, choline salicylate and glycerol.

Choline salicylate belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is similar to, but not the same as aspirin. Choline salicylate works by blocking the action of a substance in the body called cyclo-oxygenase, which cause inflammation.

The choline salicylate in Earex plus ear drops is used to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by inflammation in the ear. The glycerol helps to soften ear wax that may have built up in the ear.

What is it used for?

  • Symptomatic relief of ear pain in acute and chronic otitis mediaand otitis externa.
  • Softening of ear wax to help ear wax removal.


  • People with ear pain should always seek medical advice before using this medicine.
  • Do not stick anything into the ear, such as cottonbuds, to remove wax.

Not to be used in

  • Children under one year of age.
  • Allergy to aspirin or salicylates.
  • Perforated ear drum.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

  • There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

Side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways.

  • No side effects have been reported with this medicine.

For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

There are no reported interactions with these eardrops.

Other medicines containing the same active ingredients

There are currently no other medicines available in the UK that contain both choline salicylate and glycerol as the active ingredients.