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Acetic Acid otic

Dosage format: otic solution
The class of drug: otic anti-infectives

What is Acetic Acid?

Acetic acid is antibacterial as well as antifungal. Propylene glycol is hydrophilic and has an extremely low surface tension. The benzethonium chloride compound is a surface-active agent that promotes contact of the solution with tissues. Acetic acid otic solutions, USP, are a mixture of acetic acid (2 percent) and propylene glycol solution that is composed of diacetate of propylene glycol (3%) as well as benzethonium cyanide (0.02 percent), sodium acetate (0.015 percent), and citric acid. The molecular formula used to describe the acetic acid formula is CH3COOH, which has a molecular weight of 60.05. The formula for structural structure is:

Acetic acid otic solution USP is accessible as an aqueous non aqueous solution that is buffered with 3 pH for usage within the ear canal's external.


Stop immediately if you feel irritation or sensitization.

How to Take Acetic Acid?

Treatment of minor infections in the canal of the external auditory that are caused by microorganisms vulnerable to the effects of antimicrobial agents

Interaction With other Drugs

Hypersensitivity to the acetic acid solution or any other ingredient. A perforated tympanic ear is an indication against the use of any medicine within the ear's external canal. Ciprodex, Cortisporin Otic, Ceftazidime, Pediotic, and Fortaz.

What Should be Avoided?

A brief stinging or burning sensation can be observed occasionally after the solution is initially injected into the ear that is acutely inflamed.

Details of Dosage

Remove all cerumens and debris in order to permit an acetic acid solution to contact the affected surfaces directly. For continuous contact, insert an ear canal wick that is saturated with an acetic acid otic solution into the ear canal. The wick could be completely saturated following the placement. The patient should be instructed to hold the wick in for a minimum of 24 hours and to ensure it is damp by adding three to five drops of acetic acid otic solutions every 4 to 6 hours. The wick can be removed within 24 hours. However, patients should continue to inject 5 drops of the acetic solution for ointment 3 times each day, or every 4 days thereafter up to the length required. In children, three to four drops might be enough because of the limited volume of the inner ear canal.