Acetic Acid/Hydrocortisone (Into the ear)
hye-droe-KOR-ti-sone, a-SEE-tik AS-id
Treats ear infections.
Anti-Infective/Anti-Inflammatory Combination (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
These medicines may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Corticosteroid and acetic acid combinations are available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often to use it.
Use this medicine only in your ear.
Your doctor may insert a wick soaked with the medicine into your ear. Leave the wick in for as long as your doctor ordered. Add 3 to 5 drops of medicine to the wick every 4 to 6 hours. Your doctor may want you to continue to use the eardrops after you take the wick out.
Lie down or tilt your head to the side. For a child, gently pull the child’s earlobe down and back to straighten the child’s ear canal. For an adult, gently pull the earlobe up and back to straighten the ear canal.
Drop the prescribed number of drops into the ear. Keep the ear tilted up for a few minutes or put a cotton ball into your ear.
Remove the cap. Do not let the tip of the dropper touch anything, including your ear.
Missed dose: Apply a dose as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and apply a regular dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Keep the bottle closed when you are not using it. Store it at room temperature, away from light and heat. Do not freeze.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Ear pain, redness, or swelling that was not there before you used the medicine
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Burning, itching, dryness in the ear
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
More side effects of this drug
Brand names include
Acetasol HC, Oticot Hc, Vosol HC
There may be other brand names for this medicine.