Description

Simple

A medication applied to the outer ears to treat ear infections.

Clinical

An antimicrobial agent used to treat susceptible infections of the external auditory canal.

Overview

Acetic acid is a product of the oxidation of ethanol and of the destructive distillation of wood. It is used locally, occasionally internally, as a counterirritant and also as a reagent. (Stedman, 26th ed) Acetic acid otic (for the ear) is an antibiotic that treats infections caused by bacteria or fungus.

Pharmacology

Indication

Used to treat infections in the ear canal.

Pharmacodynamic

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Mechanism of action

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Absorption

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Protein binding

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Volume of distribution

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Clearance

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Half life

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Route of elimination

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Toxicity

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Adverse Effects

Effect Regions Age Groups Incidences Evidence Type
Stinging US
Varying Reports
Burning US
Varying Reports
Pain US
Varying Reports
Hematuria US
Varying Reports
Local irritation US
Varying Reports
Systemic acidosis US
Varying Reports

Contraindications

  • Route:
    • Auricular (otic)
  • Regions: US
  • Patient Conditions:
      • Name: Perforated Tympanic Membrane
      • Drugbank Id: DBCOND0092701
  • Route:
    • Irrigation
  • Dose Form:
    • Solution
  • Hypersensitivity:
    • false
  • Regions: US
  • Patient Conditions:
      • Name: Use during transurethral surgical procedures
      • Drugbank Id: DBCOND0108394

Food Interactions

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