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Drugs Info of Acetasol
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  • Drugs Type  : FDA
  • Date : 26th Dec 2014 04:56 am
  • Brand Name : Acetasol
  • Generic Name : acetic acid (otic) (Pronunciation: a SEET ik AS id)
Descriptions

Acetic Acid Otic Solution, USP is a solution of acetic acid (2%), in a propylene glycol vehicle containing propylene glycol diacetate (3%), benzethonium chloride (0.02%), sodium acetate (0.015%), and citric acid. The empirical formula for acetic acid is CH3COOH, with a molecular weight of 60.05. The structural formula is:

 

Acetic Acid Structural Formula Illustration

Acetic Acid Otic Solution is available as a nonaqueous otic solution buffered at pH 3 for use in the external ear canal.

What are the possible side effects of acetic acid (Acetasol)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

You may feel a slight stinging or burning when you first use acetic acid ear drops.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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What are the precautions when taking acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?

Before using acetic acid, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Though the risks are probably small, discuss the use of this medication with your doctor.

It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before...

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This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Indications

For the treatment of superficial infections of the external auditory canal caused by organisms susceptible to the action of the antimicrobial.

Dosage Administration

Carefully remove all cerumen and debris to allow Acetic Acid Otic Solution to contact infected surfaces directly. To promote continuous contact, insert a wick of cotton saturated with Acetic Acid Otic Solution into the ear canal; the wick may also be saturated after insertion. Instruct the patient to keep the wick in for at least 24 hours and to keep it moist by adding 3 to 5 drops of Acetic Acid Otic Solution every 4 to 6 hours. The wick may be removed after 24 hours but the patient should continue to instill 5 drops of Acetic Acid Otic Solution 3 or 4 times daily thereafter, for as long as indicated. In pediatric patients, 3 to 4 drops may be sufficient due to the smaller capacity of the ear canal.

How Supplied

Acetic Acid Otic Solution, USP, containing 2% acetic acid, is available in 15 mL and 30 mL measured-drop, safety-tip plastic bottles.

Storage

Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Keep container tightly closed.

Manufactured by: VINTAGE PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC, Huntsville, AL 35811. 8180671 R3/05. FDA Rev date: 2/24/2005


This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Side Effects

Stinging or burning may be noted occasionally; local irritation has occurred very rarely.

Read the Acetic Acid (acetic acid) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

Interactions

No information provided.


This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Warnings

Discontinue promptly if sensitization or irritation occurs.

Precautions

Transient stinging or burning may be noted occasionally when the solution is first instilled into the acutely inflamed ear.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients below the age of 3 years have not been established.


This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

OverDose

No information provided.

ContrainDications

Hypersensitivity to Acetic Acid Otic Solution or any of the ingredients. Perforated tympanic membrane is considered a contraindication to the use of any medication in the external ear canal.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/3/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Clinical Pharamacology

Acetic acid is antibacterial and antifungal; propylene glycol is hydrophilic and provides a low surface tension; benzethonium chloride is a surface active agent that promotes contact of the solution with tissues.


This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Patient Information

No information provided. Please refer to the WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS sections.


This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Consumer Overview Uses

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

 

ACETIC ACID - OTIC

 

(a-SEE-tik AS-id)

 

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Vosol

 

USES: Acetic acid is used to treat an outer ear infection (external otitis). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and fungus. Treating the infection reduces pain and swelling in the ear. Wetness in the ear canal can help bacteria and fungus to grow. This medication may also contain drying ingredients such as glycerin or alcohol. Drying of the ear canal helps to cure the infection.

 

HOW TO USE: Use this medication in the affected ear(s) as directed by your doctor, usually 3 to 4 times daily. Use in the ear only. Do not use in the eyes, swallow, inject, or inhale the medication.

Before giving this medication, thoroughly clean the ear canal as directed, and remove any crust or other material. Then wash your hands.

To make sure that the right amount of medication is given, and to avoid touching the ear with the dropper, have another person insert the drops if possible. To lower the risk of dizziness, hold the container in your hand for a few minutes in order to warm it.

To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear or any other surface. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward. Hold the dropper directly over the ear, and place the prescribed number of drops into the ear canal. To help the drops roll into the ear of an adult, hold the earlobe up and back. In children, hold the earlobe down and back. Keep the head tilted for about 2 minutes, or insert a piece of cotton if your doctor directs you to do so to keep the medication in contact with your ear canal. Repeat for the other ear if so directed. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the cap after use.

Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Continue using it for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping this medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.

Tell your doctor if your ear symptoms persist, worsen, or return after stopping this medication.

Avoid contact with the eyes. If you get some of the medication in the eye, rinse the eye with a steady, gentle stream of tap water for at least 15 minutes. Tell your doctor if the eye becomes persistently irritated or your vision is decreased.

Consumer Overview Side Effect

SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary stinging/burning in the ear canal may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: new pain, redness, swelling in or around the ears.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the ear/face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

 

Read the Acetic Acid (acetic acid) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

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PRECAUTIONS: Before using acetic acid, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Though the risks are probably small, discuss the use of this medication with your doctor.

It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Consumer Overview Missed Dose

DRUG INTERACTIONS: The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring.

To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval.

Keep a list of all the products you use. Share the list with your doctor and pharmacist to reduce your risk for serious medication problems.

 

OVERDOSE: Overdose with this medication is unlikely even if swallowed. However, if swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

 

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.

This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another ear problem unless told to do so by your doctor. A different medication may be necessary in that case.

For certain ear problems, it is important to keep the affected ear(s) clean and dry. Try not to get the affected ear(s) wet when bathing. Avoid swimming unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Consult your doctor for more details.

 

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

 

STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Different brands of this medication have different storage needs. Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your pharmacist. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

 

Information last revised March 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.

Patient Detailed Side Effect

Brand Names: Acetasol

Generic Name: acetic acid (otic) (Pronunciation: a SEET ik AS id)

  • What is acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?
  • What are the possible side effects of acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?
  • What should I discuss with my health care provider before using acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?
  • How should I use acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Acetic Acid)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Acetic Acid)?
  • What should I avoid while using acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?
  • What other drugs will affect acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?

Acetic acid otic (for the ear) is an antibiotic that treats infections caused by bacteria or fungus.

Acetic acid is used to treat infections in the ear canal. This medication will not treat an inner ear infection (also called otitis media).

Acetic acid may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

You may feel a slight stinging or burning when you first use acetic acid ear drops.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Acetic Acid (acetic acid) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

Learn More »

What is the most important information I should know about acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?

Use this medication as directed on the label, or as your doctor has prescribed. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all. You may feel a slight burning or stinging when you first apply acetic acid ear drops. Talk to your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effects.

Patient Detailed How Take

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to acetic acid, or if you have a hole in your ear drum (ruptured ear drum).

Before using acetic acid, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have severe ear pain, fever, or hearing problems. You may not be able to use acetic acid.

This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Before using any medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.

Do not use acetic acid ear drops in a child younger than 3 years old.

How should I use acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

For best results, remove any ear wax or other debris before using acetic acid ear drops. Ask your doctor about safe methods of ear wax removal.

Acetic acid ear drops can be applied directly into the ear, or using a cotton wick. You can make a cotton wick by using a small piece of a cotton ball.

It is best to use the ear drops with a cotton wick because it will keep the medication in constant contact with the skin inside your ear.

You may soak the wick with the ear drops and then insert it into your ear. You may also insert the wick into the ear first and then drop in enough acetic acid to make the wick moist inside the ear canal.

Keep the cotton wick in place for at least 24 hours, and keep it moist by applying 3 to 5 drops of acetic acid placed into the affected ear every 4 to 6 hours.

After removing the wick, you may then use the ear drops directly in your ear without a wick. The usual dose is 5 drops of acetic acid used 3 or 4 times daily. Follow your doctor's instructions about how long to keep using the ear drops.

Do not place the dropper tip into your ear, or allow the tip to touch any surface. It may become contaminated.

Wipe the dropper tip with a clean tissue. Do not wash the tip with water or soap.

Store acetic acid ear drops at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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Patient Detailed Avoid Taking

What happens if I miss a dose (Acetic Acid)?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Acetic Acid)?

An overdose of acetic acid placed into the ear is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid while using acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?

Avoid using other ear drops to treat your condition unless your doctor has told you otherwise.

What other drugs will affect acetic acid (Acetic Acid)?

There may be other drugs that can affect acetic acid. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about acetic acid.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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