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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Acetasol

Generic Name: acetic acid (otic) (Pronunciation: a SEET ik AS id)

What is acetic acid (Acetasol)?

Acetic acid otic (for the ear) is an antibiotic that treats infections caused by bacteria or fungus.

Acetic acid is used to treat infections in the ear canal. This medication will not treat an inner ear infection (also called otitis media).

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

What are the possible side effects of acetic acid (Acetasol)?

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.

What is the most important information I should know about acetic acid (Acetasol)?

Use this medication as directed on the label, or as your doctor has prescribed. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

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.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all. You may feel a slight burning or stinging when you first apply acetic acid ear drops. Talk to your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effects.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

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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