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Acetic Acid, Propylene Glycol Diacetate, and Hydrocortisone
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Acetic Acid, Propylene Glycol Diacetate, and Hydrocortisone Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

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U.S. Brand Names

Acetasol® HC; VoSol® HC

Pharmacologic Category

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.

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.

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.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

General statements

• 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.

Created: 2006-10-13 10:22:40.0

Modified: 2010-03-15 09:56:33.0

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