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Acetic acid Otic Solution 2%

Uses

For ear inflammation.

Instructions

To reduce risk of dizziness, warm the bottle in your hand for 1-2 minutes before using it.

Moisten a piece of cotton with the medicine and place it into the ear. Apply 3-5 more drops of the medicine to the cotton every 4 hours for the first 24 hours. Then remove the cotton and place 3-5 drops of medicine into the ear 3-4 times daily.

To avoid contaminating the medicine bottle, do not touch the tip of the dropper to the ear or any other surface.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine is for use in the ears only. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine gets into the eyes.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Do not use the medicine in an ear that has a hole (perforation) in it, or if there are ear tubes placed in the eardrums, or if there is any drainage from the ear.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • burning or stinging

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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