HYDROCORTISONE AND ACETIC ACID- hydrocortisone and acetic acid solution
Akorn Operating Company LLC
Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid Otic Solution, USP is a solution containing hydrocortisone (1%) and acetic acid (2%), in a propylene glycol vehicle containing benzethonium chloride (0.02%), citric acid (0.05%), propylene glycol diacetate (3%) and sodium acetate (0.015%). The empirical formulas for acetic acid and hydrocortisone are CH3COOH, and C21H30O5, with a molecular weight of 60.05 and 362.46, respectively. The structural formulas are:
Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid is available as a nonaqueous otic solution buffered at pH 3 for use in the external ear canal.
Acetic acid is antibacterial and antifungal; hydrocortisone is antiinflammatory, antiallergic and antipruritic; 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.
For the treatment of superficial infections of the external auditory canal caused by organisms susceptible to the action of the antimicrobial, complicated by inflammation.
Hypersensitivity to Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid or any of the ingredients; herpes simplex, vaccinia and varicella. Perforated tympanic membrane is considered a contraindication to the use of any medication in the external ear canal.
Transient stinging or burning may be noted occasionally when the solution is first instilled into the acutely inflamed ear.
Stinging or burning may be noted occasionally; local irritation has occurred very rarely.
Carefully remove all cerumen and debris to allow Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid to contact infected surfaces directly. To promote continuous contact, insert a wick of cotton saturated with Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid 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 Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid every 4 to 6 hours. The wick may be removed after 24 hours but the patient should continue to instill 5 drops of Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid 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.
Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid Otic Solution, USP, containing hydrocortisone (1%) and acetic acid (2%), is available in 10 mL, measured-drop, safety-tip plastic bottles (NDC 50383-901-10).
Store at room temperature, 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).
Keep container tightly closed.
Akorn Operating Company LLC
Gurnee, IL 60031
Rev. 901:04 07/22
|HYDROCORTISONE AND ACETIC ACID
hydrocortisone and acetic acid solution
|Labeler - Akorn Operating Company LLC (117696873)|
|Registrant - Akorn Operating Company LLC (117693100)|
|Akorn Operating Company LLC||117696873||MANUFACTURE(50383-901)|