Acetic acid (Inside the bladder)

Introduction

Acetic Acid (a-SEE-tik AS-id)

Prevents bladder infections caused by bacteria from an indwelling urinary catheter. An indwelling urinary catheter is a thin rubber tube that is placed and left in your bladder to drain urine out of your body. Also helps prevent calcium from clogging the catheter.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

This medicine should not be given by injection or used for irrigation during transurethral surgical procedures.

How to Use This Medicine

Liquid

  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through your urinary catheter.
  • This medicine does not have preservatives. Use the irrigation as soon as possible after opening the container and throw away any liquid that you do not use.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not freeze.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Your doctor will need to check your urine at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Blood in your urine.
  • Extreme weakness, tiredness, or confusion.
  • Pain when using this medicine.
  • Rapid breathing, trouble breathing, or nausea and vomiting.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Sores or irritation of your skin around the catheter.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 06/12/2013

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This page was last updated: June 18, 2013

         
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