acetic acid/aluminum acetate - otic, Domeboro
GENERIC NAME: ACETIC ACID/ALUMINUM ACETATE - OTIC (a-SEE-tik/a-LOO-mi-num AS-e-tate)
BRAND NAME(S): Domeboro
USES: This medication is used to treat infections of the tube (canal) of the outer ear (external otitis). This product contains acetic acid/aluminum acetate, a combination that kills bacteria and fungus that cause infection. Wetness in the ear canal can help bacteria and fungus to grow. This medication also causes drying of the ear canal, helping to cure the infection.
HOW TO USE: To apply ear drops to the affected ear(s), wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the dropper or let it touch your ear or any other surface. It may be easier to have another person give the drops if possible.Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward. Place the dropper directly over the ear and give the prescribed number of drops. To help the drops roll into the ear, gently pull the earlobe up and back in adults. In children, gently pull the earlobe down and back. Keep your head tilted for about 5 minutes, or insert a piece of cotton if your doctor directs you to do so to keep the medication in contact with your ear canal. Do not rinse the dropper. Your doctor may direct you to use the drops every 2 to 3 hours.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Continue to use this medication for the full time prescribed, even if you are feeling better. Stopping this medication too early may cause the infection to return.Tell your doctor if your ear symptoms persist, worsen, or return after stopping this medication.Avoid contact with the eyes. If you get some of the medication in the eye, rinse the eye with a steady, gentle stream of tap water for at least 15 minutes. Tell your doctor if the eye becomes persistently irritated or your vision is decreased.
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