acetic acid with desonide-otic
GENERIC NAME: ACETIC ACID with DESONIDE - OTIC (uh-SEET-ick acid WITH DESS-oh-nide)
USES: Acetic acid kills bacteria. Desonide reduces swelling and itching. This combination medication is used to relieve pain, swelling and irritation caused by certain ear conditions.
HOW TO USE: For best effects, this medication must be used as directed, usually 3 to 4 times a day. Apply ear drops to the affected ear(s) as follows: Wash hands first. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear. If the medication has been refrigerated, hold the bottle in your hand for a few minutes to warm it. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear up. Place dropper directly over the ear and administer the prescribed number of drops. To help the drops roll into the ear, in adults, hold the earlobe up and back and in children, hold the earlobe down and back. Keep the head tilted for a minute and insert a soft cotton plug loosely into the ear. Do not rinse the dropper. If a ear wick is being used, place the ear drops onto the wick and then place the wick in the ear as directed.
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