How It Works:
Acetic acid belongs to the class of medications called antibacterial and antifungal agents. It works by maintaining the pH thereby preventing the growth of bacteria and fungi. As a gel, it works by maintaining the pH in the vagina thereby restoring the normal vaginal acidity.
Allergy, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Irritation
Acetic acid is used to prevent infections
- Seek medical attention if you experience any signs of allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Avoid contact with eyes. Rinse thoroughly in case of accidental contact.
- When using for external ear canal infection, do not use acetic acid if you have a hole in your ear drum. Clean your ear properly to remove any wax before application of the medication to allow contact with the infected areas.
- Continue using acetic acid for the prescribed time even if the symptoms disappear, as stopping the medication too early may allow the bacteria to grow again.
- When using for maintaining vaginal pH, you may be monitored for vaginal toxicity during the treatment with acetic acid.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Do not take if allergic to acetic acid or any of its ingredient.
- Do not take if having perforated or ruptured ear drum.