hydrocortisone/acetic acid otic (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:VoSoL HC
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

hydrocortisone/acetic acid/propylene glycol diacetate

otic solution

  • 1%/ 2%/ 3%
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Otitis Externa

Instill 3-5 gtt into affected ear 4-6 times/day

Dosage Forms & Strengths

hydrocortisone/acetic acid otic/propylene glycol diacetate

otic solution

  • 1%/ 2%// 3%
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Otitis Externa

<3 years

  • Safety and efficacy not established

>3 years

  • Instill 3-5 gtt into affected ear 4-6 times/day
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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity to drugs or components of the formulation; herpes simplex, varicella, vaccinia, perforated lymphatic membrane

            Cautions

            Use with extreme caution in patients < 3 years old; safety and efficacy not established

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy category: C

            Lactation: Low amounts excreted into breast milk; use with caution

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Hydrocortisone elicits anti-inflammatory & antipruritic effects

            Acetic acid is used as an antibacterial/antifungal agent

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