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Acetic Acid Otic Solution (ACETIC ACID - OTIC)

For ear inflammation.

Generic Name: Acetic Acid

Instructions

To reduce risk of dizziness, warm the bottle in your hand for 1-2 minutes before using it.

Moisten a piece of cotton with the medicine and place it into the ear. Apply 3-5 more drops of the medicine to the cotton every 4 hours for the first 24 hours. Then remove the cotton and place 3-5 drops of medicine into the ear 3-4 times daily.

To avoid contaminating the medicine bottle, do not touch the tip of the dropper to the ear or any other surface.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine is for use in the ears only. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine gets into the eyes.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not use the medicine in an ear that has a hole (perforation) in it, or if there are ear tubes placed in the eardrums, or if there is any drainage from the ear.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • burning or stinging

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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