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Triethanolamine Polypeptide Oleate

the pic shows an easy way to memorize the Drug name : ” Triethanolamine polypeptide oleate “

Q : How ??

A : Tea PP O !!

TEA ( written on a cup of tea ) = Tri Ethanol Amine

PP (as vapours comming out of the cup ) = Poly Peptide

O (as a circle made by the tea bag’s thread ) = Oleate


~ Action ~

Triethanolamine polypeptide oleate is a very popular and effective synthetic cerumenolytic emulsion

Used to loosen and remove excessive wax secretions and hardened cerumen from the ear canal ,

it’s often used by doctors  just before an ear exam .


~ cautions ~

– Avoid allowing this medication to get on the outside of your ear.

– After applying the ear drops, wipe away any excess liquid from the outside of your ear as quickly as possible.

– After flushing the ear, wash the outside of your ear with soap and water.

~ Side effects ~

mild , localized Redness and itching


Reference : ” Clinical Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy ! ” -3rd Edition \\ Page 417

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