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Generic: acetic acid-hydrocortisone otic
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It is used to treat outer ear infections.

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What is this medicine?

ACETIC ACID; HYDROCORTISONE (a SEE tik AS id; hye droe KOR ti sone) is used to treat outer ear infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • herpes infection
  • ruptured ear drum
  • vaccinia (the skin blister that occurs after a smallpox vaccine)
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to acetic acid, hydrocortisone, propylene glycol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in your ears. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands with soap and water. First, carefully clean your ear(s) with a dry cotton swab. Gently warm the bottle by holding it in the hand for 1 to 2 minutes. Use the ear solution as directed by your doctor or health care professional. Lie down on your side with the affected ear up. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your ear, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the bottle gently to put the prescribed number of drops in the ear canal. Stay in this position for 30 to 60 seconds to help the drops soak into the ear. Repeat, if necessary, for the opposite ear. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of medicine prescribed by your health care professional even if you think your condition is better.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 3 years of age and older for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

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