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Brand Names: Domeboro Otic, Star-Otic

Generic Name: acetic acid and aluminum acetate otic (Pronunciation: ah SEE tic AH sid and ah LOO mih num AH seh tate OH tic)

What is acetic acid and aluminum acetate otic (Domeboro Otic, Star-Otic)?

Acetic acid has antibacterial and antifungal activity.

Aluminum acetate helps to reduce itching, stinging, and inflammation that may be associated with an infection.

Together, acetic acid and aluminum acetate are used to treat ear infections.

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

What are the possible side effects of acetic acid and aluminum acetate otic (Domeboro Otic, Star-Otic)?

Stop using acetic acid and aluminum acetate otic and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor if you experience:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); or
  • ear drainage, discharge, or worsening pain.

Other less serious side effects may also occur such as irritation in the ear. Contact your doctor if these side effects seem excessive or unusual.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about acetic acid and aluminum acetate otic (Domeboro Otic, Star-Otic)?

Do not use this medication in the eyes or take it by mouth. Acetic acid and aluminum acetate otic is intended for use in the ears only.

Do not touch the dropper opening to any surface, including the ears or hands. The dropper opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause another infection in the ear.

Notify your doctor if the condition does not improve or appears to worsen.



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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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