Acetic Acid

Dosage Form: otic solution

Acetic Acid OTIC SOLUTION USP, 2%

Acetic Acid Description

Acetic Acid Otic Solution, USP is a nonaqueous solution of glacial Acetic Acid, USP (2%), in a propylene glycol vehicle containing benzethonium chloride, USP (0.02%); propylene glycol diacetate, NF (3%) and sodium acetate, USP (0.015%). It may also contain citric acid, USP.

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The molecular formula for Acetic Acid is CH3COOH, with a molecular weight of 60.05. The structural formula is:

Acetic Acid Otic Solution is available as a nonaqueous otic solution buffered at pH 3 for use in the external ear canal.

Acetic Acid - Clinical Pharmacology

Acetic Acid is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal; propylene glycol is hydrophilic and provides a low surface tension; benzethonium chloride is a surface active agent that promotes contact of the solution with tissues.

Indications and Usage for Acetic Acid

For the treatment of superficial infections of the external auditory canal caused by organisms susceptible to the action of the antimicrobial.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Acetic Acid Otic Solution or any of the ingredients. Perforated tympanic membrane is considered a contraindication to the use of any medication in the external ear canal.

Warnings

Discontinue promptly if sensitization or irritation occurs.

Precautions

Transient stinging or burning may be noted occasionally when the solution is first instilled into the acutely inflamed ear.

Pediatric Use

Safety and Effectiveness in pediatric patients below the age of 3 years have not been established.

Adverse Reactions

Stinging or burning may be noted occasionally; local irritation has occurred very rarely.

Acetic Acid Dosage and Administration

Carefully remove all cerumen and debris to allow Acetic Acid Otic Solution to contact infected surfaces directly. To promote continuous contact, insert a wick of cotton saturated with the solution into the ear canal; the wick may also be saturated after insertion. Instruct the patient to keep the wick in for at least 24 hours and to keep it moist by adding 3 to 5 drops of the solution every 4 to 6 hours. The wick may be removed after 24 hours but the patient should continue to instill 5 drops of Acetic Acid Otic Solution 3 or 4 times daily thereafter, for as long as indicated. In pediatric patients, 3 to 4 drops may be sufficient due to the smaller capacity of the ear canal.

How is Acetic Acid Supplied

Acetic Acid Otic Solution USP, 2% is supplied in 15 mL measured drop, safety-tip plastic bottles.

RECOMMENDED STORAGE

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

KEEP CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED

Rx Only

Product No.: 8741

Manufactured For:
Wockhardt USA, LLC
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Manufactured By:
Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Morton Grove, IL 60053

A50-8741-15
REV. 09-12

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 15 mL Bottle Label

MGP

NDC 60432-741-15

Acetic Acid
OTIC
SOLUTION
USP, 2%

DO NOT USE IF BAND
PRINTED "SEALED FOR YOUR
PROTECTION" AROUND CAP
IS BROKEN OR MISSING.

Rx Only

NET CONTENTS:
15 mL

Acetic Acid 
Acetic Acid solution
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:60432-741
Route of Administration AURICULAR (OTIC) DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Acetic Acid (Acetic Acid) Acetic Acid 25 mg  in 1 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
PROPYLENE GLYCOL  
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DIACETATE  
BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE  
SODIUM ACETATE  
ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID  
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:60432-741-15 15 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
ANDA ANDA040166 07/26/1996
Labeler - Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (801897505)
Revised: 01/2014
 
Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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