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ACETIC ACID (a SEE tik AS id) ear drops are used to treat external ear infections, such as "swimmer's ear".
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
ruptured ear drum
an unusual or allergic reaction to acetic acid, propylene glycol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is only for use in your ears. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands with soap and water. First, carefully clean your ear(s) with a dry cotton swab. Gently warm the bottle by holding it in the hand for 1 to 2 minutes. Use as directed by your doctor or health care professional. Lie down on your side with the affected ear up. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your ear, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the bottle gently to place the prescribed number of drops in the ear canal. Stay in this position for 30 to 60 seconds, and up to 5 minutes, to help the drops soak into the ear. Repeat, if necessary, for the opposite ear. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of medicine prescribed by your health care professional even if you think your condition is better.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 3 years of age and older for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use other ear products without talking to your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your ear infection does not get better in a few days. If a rash or allergic reaction occurs, stop using this product right away and contact your doctor or health care professional.
It is important that you keep the infected ear(s) clean and dry. When bathing, try not to get the infected ear(s) wet. Do not go swimming unless your doctor or health care professional has told you otherwise.
To prevent the spread of infection, do not share ear products or share towels and washcloths with anyone else.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
burning and redness
worsening ear pain
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
unpleasant feeling while putting the drops in the ear
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
ACETIC ACID (a SEE tik AS id) irrigation solution is used to prevent infection due to placement of a catheter into the bladder. It may also be used for the care of certain skin wounds.
broken, irritated skin
an unusual or allergic reaction to acetic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
This medicine is administered by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. You may be taught how to use this medicine at home. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed. Use as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other products on the same area without asking your doctor or health care professional.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Do not get this medicine into the eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
skin irritation like redness, itching, or stinging
Store between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Avoid excessive heat (over 40 degrees C). Do not freeze. Once the container is opened, it should be used promptly. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.