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%

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%

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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                    hydrocortisone-acetic acid otic (ear)
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                    1-2 % drops
                    hydrocortisone-acetic acid otic (ear)
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                    1-2 % drops

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