Acetic Acid irrigation solution

What is this medicine?

ACETIC ACID (a SEE tik AS id) irrigation solution is used to prevent infection due to placement of a catheter into the bladder. It may also be used for the care of certain skin wounds.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is administered by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. You may be taught how to use this medicine at home. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed. Use as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • skin irritation like redness, itching, or stinging

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other products on the same area without asking your doctor or health care professional.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Avoid excessive heat (over 40 degrees C). Do not freeze. Once the container is opened, it should be used promptly. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • broken, irritated skin

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to acetic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Do not get this medicine into the eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.

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NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier