Acetic Acid Irrigation

Name: Acetic Acid Irrigation

Acetic Acid Irrigation - Clinical Pharmacology

The minimal amount of acetic acid which may enter the systemic circulation is readily metabolized.

Indications and Usage for Acetic Acid Irrigation

0.25% Acetic Acid Irrigation, USP, is indicated as a constant or intermittent bladder rinse to help prevent the growth and proliferation of susceptible urinary pathogens (especially ammonia forming bacteria) in the management of patients who require prolonged placement of an indwelling urethral catheter. It also may be used for periodic irrigation of an indwelling catheter to help maintain patency by reducing the formation of calcium encrustations.


Not for injection.

Use of this solution in patients with mucosal lesions of the urinary bladder may be harmful due to irritation of the lesion. Absorption via open lesions of the bladder mucosa may result in systemic acidosis.

The contents of an opened container should be used promptly to minimize the possibility of bacterial growth or pyrogen formation. Discard the unused portion of irrigating solution since no antimicrobial agent has been added.

Adverse Reactions

Systemic acidosis, pain and hematuria have been reported in patients receiving urinary bladder irrigation with 0.25% Acetic Acid Irrigation, USP.

Should adverse reactions occur, discontinue the irrigation and reevaluate the clinical status of the patient.


Consult your pharmacist.

How to use Acetic Acid Solution, Irrigation

Consult your pharmacist.


Consult your pharmacist.