Acetic Acid, Propylene Glycol Diacetate, and Hydrocortisone Overview
(a SEE tik AS id, PRO pa leen GLY kole dye AS e tate, & hye droe KOR ti sone)
Created: 2006-10-13 10:22:40.0
Modified: 2010-03-15 09:56:33.0
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• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
• Read the package insert for more details.
How does it work?
• Acetic acid works to injure the bacteria and fight the infection.
• Hydrocortisone prevents or reduces irritation and swelling.
How is it best taken?
• Use prescription as directed, even if feeling better.
• For the ear only.
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Lie on side with affected ear up.
• Pull the outer ear outward and upward.
• Instill drops in ear without touching dropper to ear. Stay on side for 2 minutes or insert cotton plug into ear.
• Follow directions given by healthcare provider for wick insertion.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
Otic Agent, Anti-infective
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to acetic acid, propylene glycol, hydrocortisone, or any part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have any of the following conditions: Chickenpox, herpes infection, ruptured ear drum, or smallpox-like virus.
U.S. Brand Names
Acetasol® HC; VoSol® HC
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Instill a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not instill a double dose or extra doses.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Follow up with healthcare provider.