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Acetic Acid

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/16/2017
Acetic Acid Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/16/2017

Acetic Acid Otic Solution is an antibiotic used to treat infections in the ear canal. Acetic Acid Otic Solution will not treat an inner ear infection (also called otitis media). Acetic Acid Otic Solution is available in generic form. Common side effects of Acetic Acid Otic Solution include temporary stinging or burning in the ear canal.

To promote continuous contact, insert a wick of cotton saturated with Acetic Acid Otic Solution into the ear canal as instructed by your doctor; the wick may be saturated after insertion. Keep the wick in for at least 24 hours and 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 continue to instill 5 drops of Acetic Acid Otic Solution 3 or 4 times daily, as prescribed. In pediatric patients, 3 to 4 drops may be sufficient. Other drugs may affect Acetic Acid Otic Solution. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Acetic Acid Otic Solution should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Acetic Acid Otic Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Acetic Acid Consumer Information

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.

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Acetic Acid Professional Information


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

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