Acetic Acid

Name: Acetic Acid

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.


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.


Acetic Acid Otic Solution, USP is a solution of acetic acid (2%), in a propylene glycol vehicle containing propylene glycol diacetate (3%), benzethonium chloride (0.02%), sodium acetate (0.015%), and citric acid. The empirical 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.

Side effects

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

Patient information

No information provided. Please refer to the WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS sections.

Uses of Acetic Acid

Acetic acid is a prescription medication used to treat infection of the outer ear canal.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Acetic Acid Brand Names

Acetic Acid may be found in some form under the following brand names:

  • Acetasol

  • Acetasol HC

  • Aci-Jel

  • Acid Jelly

  • Acidic Vaginal Jelly

  • Borofair

  • Domeboro Otic

  • Earsol-HC

  • Fem pH

  • Otic Tridesilon

  • Oticot HC

  • Relagard

  • Vasotate

  • Vasotate HC

  • VoSoL

  • Vosol HC

Acetic Acid Drug Class

Acetic Acid is part of the drug class:

  • Otological Antiinfectives

What happens if i miss a dose (acetasol)?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.