Brand: Acetic Acid Otic Solution
Generic: Acetic acid Otic Solution
Acetic Acid Otic solution/drops is used for the treatment of superficial infections of the external ear caused by organisms which are susceptible to its action.
Acetic Acid is available as a 2% solution of acetic acid in aqueous aluminum acetate. The product is available in a 60 ml plastic squeeze bottle with otic tip.
This medication should be applied to the affected ear/s usually 3 to 4 times a day or as prescribed by the physician. Do not apply to eyes. Do not swallow, inject, or inhale the medication. Before applying to the ear, cleanse the ear canal well and remove crusts or other materials in the ear. Wash your hands before application.
To make sure that the right amount of medication is given, instruct another person to administer the drops, if possible.
- Hold the container in your hand for a few minutes in order to warm it so that you will not feel dizzy afterwards. Do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear or other objects.
- Position yourself by lying on your side or tilt your affected ear upward.
- Hold the dropper directly over the ear, and place the drops into the ear canal as directed by the doctor.
- To help the drops roll easily into the ear of an adult, hold the earlobe up and back. In the case of children, one should hold the earlobe down and back.
- Keep the head tilted for about 2 minutes, or insert a piece of cotton with your doctor’s permission to keep the drops in contact with your ear canal.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.
Acetic acid may interact with prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products you may be using so tell your doctor about them prior to starting treatment.
There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.
Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:
- Swelling of
Before using acetic acid, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:
- Allergy to acetic acid or other food and drug allergies
- Prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products you are currently using
- Pregnancy or lactation