Acetic acid and hydrocortisone otic

Name: Acetic acid and hydrocortisone otic

What is acetic acid and hydrocortisone otic?

Acetic acid is an antibiotic that treats infections caused by bacteria or fungus.

Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Acetic acid and hydrocortisone otic (for the ear) is a combination medicine used to treat infections in the ear canal, and to relieve the symptoms of redness, itching, or swelling. This medicine will not treat an inner ear infection (also called otitis media).

Acetic acid and hydrocortisone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about acetic acid and hydrocortisone otic?

You should not use acetic acid and hydrocortisone if you have a hole in your ear drum (ruptured ear drum).

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What should I avoid while using acetic acid and hydrocortisone otic?

This medicine is for use only in the ears. Avoid getting the medicine in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. Rinse with water if this medicine gets in or on these areas.

Do not use other ear medications unless your doctor tells you to.

Acetic acid and hydrocortisone otic side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have severe burning or other irritation after using the ear drops.

Common side effects may include mild stinging or burning with the first use.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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