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Acetic acid (vaginal)

Generical term: acetic acid (vaginal) (vaginal) a-seet-ik as-id [ a-seet-ik-as-id]
brand names include: fem ph feminique, massengill douche aci-jel vaginal, acid jelly vaginal, etc. Display each of the brand names.
Dosage types: vaginal gel (0.92 percent) and vaginal solution (+)
the class of drug: topical anti-infectives

What is acetic acid vaginally?

Acetic acid

is a naturally acidic chemical that can be present in vinegar. 

Acetic acid vaginal (for use in the vagina) can be used to boost the level of acidity in the vaginal canal.

Acetic acid vaginally can also be employed for reasons not mentioned in this guide.


Be sure to follow all the directions printed on the label of your medication and the package. Be sure to inform your medical professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and medications.

Before you take this drug.

It is not recommended to use acetic acid if you are sensitive to acetic acid or vinegar.

Speak with a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it's safe to take this medication if you suffer from any other medical condition, particularly bad-smelling vaginal discharges or indications of 

an infection caused by bacteria


It's not clear if vaginal acetic acid can cause harm to unborn babies. 

Don't use this medication without seeking a physician's guidance if you're expecting. It's not clear if acetic acid vaginally is passed into breast milk or whether it is harmful to a nursing infant. Avoid using this medication without consulting a physician if you're breastfeeding your baby.

How to take vaginal acetic acid?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Avoid using in larger quantities or for longer periods than suggested. 

Take it only by mouth. Acetic acid vaginal is intended for use in the vagina only. 

Acetic acid vaginal can be often used throughout the day in the morning as well as in the evening.

Cleanse your hands prior to and after taking vaginal medications.

Check out all the information for the patient, including medication guides and instructions on how to put the medication in.

This medicine should only be used with the application tool provided.

If the applicator is to be reused, you should take it off and clean it in warm water with mild soap. Then dry it thoroughly.

Vaginal solutions are usually packed in disposable bottles that are single-use, as are application tips.

Avoid reusing bottles or an applicator that is disposable.

Use a sanitary napkin to stop the drug from staining your clothes; however, you should not apply the tampon.

A doctor might also prescribe 


 or antifungal medicines for treating vaginal conditions. 

Make sure you take all the recommended medicines for the recommended duration. Your symptoms may get better even before your disease

is completely cleared. The absence of doses can increase the chance of developing new infections that are resistant to medications for antifungals or antibiotics. 

Contact your physician if symptoms persist or become more severe.

Keep at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

Details on Dosage 

What happens if I miss a dose?

Utilize the missed dose when you can remember. Do not take the dose you missed when it's almost time to take your next dose. Don't use any extra medication in order to fill the missing dose.

What happens if I over dose?

A dose of acetic acid that is overdosed vaginally is unlikely to pose a risk. You should seek medical attention immediately or dial the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222 if you have accidentally swallowed the drug.

What should be avoided?

Do not get this medicine in the nose, eyes, mouth, or rectum. If it does happen, wash your eyes with water. 

Do not wear tight-fitting synthetic clothes (such as pantsy hose), which do not permit air circulation. Choose loose-fitting clothes made of cotton and other natural fibers until the condition is resolved.

Side effects of acetic acid

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice

indications that indicate an allergic reaction, such as

symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling on the lips, face, tongue, or throat.

Mild Side Effects

  • Extreme burning, stinging, or irritation following the drug;

  • Any new symptoms.

Advance Side Effects

  • Slight burning or stinging following usage.

It isn't a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and there are other possible side effects. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the consequences. The best way to report adverse reactions is to call the fda at 1-800-fda-1088.

Interaction with Other drugs can affect vaginal acetic acid.

It's unlikely that any other medication you consume by mouth or inject will have any effect on vaginally applied acetic acid. However, many medications can interfere with one another. Inform your healthcare providers of the medicines you take, such as prescription or over-the-counter medications,


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