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hydrocortisone and acetic acid (hydrocortisone and acetic acidsolution 
[Qualitest Pharmaceuticals]

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DESCRIPTION

Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid Otic Solution, USP is a solution containing hydrocortisone (1%) and 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 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:

This is an image of the structural formulas of hydrocortisone and acetic acid

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

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Acetic acid is antibacterial and antifungal; hydrocortisone is anti-inflammatory, 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.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

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

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity to Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid Otic Solution 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.

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.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Carefully remove all cerumen and debris to allow Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid Otic Solution to contact infected surfaces directly. To promote continuous contact, insert a wick of cotton saturated with Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid Otic 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 Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid Otic Solution 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 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 SUPPLIED

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.

STORAGE

Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Keep container tightly closed.

Manufactured for:
QUALITEST PHARMACEUTICALS
Huntsville, AL 35811

8180670
R11/07-R1


Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid (hydrocortisone and acetic acid)
PRODUCT INFO
Product Code 0603-7039 Dosage Form SOLUTION
Route Of Administration AURICULAR (OTIC) DEA Schedule
INGREDIENTS
Name (Active Moiety) Type Strength
hydrocortisone (hydrocortisone) Active 0.01 MILLILITER  In 1 MILLILITER
acetic acid (acetic acid) Active 0.02 MILLILITER  In 1 MILLILITER
propylene glycol diacetate Inactive 0.03 MILLILITER  In 1 MILLILITER
benzethonium chloride Inactive 0.0002 MILLILITER  In 1 MILLILITER
sodium acetate Inactive 0.00015 MILLILITER  In 1 MILLILITER
citric acid Inactive  
IMPRINT INFORMATION
Characteristic Appearance Characteristic Appearance
Color Score
Shape Symbol
Imprint Code Coating
Size
PACKAGING
# NDC Package Description Multilevel Packaging
1 0603-7039-39 10 MILLILITER In 1 BOTTLE, DROPPER None

Revised: 04/2008Qualitest Pharmaceuticals

Data are from FDA and U.S. National Library of Medicine.