Acetic acid C₂H₄O₂

Active ingredient description

Acetic acid is indicated for the treatment of superficial infections of the external auditory canal.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Acetic acid
G Genito urinary system and sex hormones → G01 Gynecological antiinfectives and antiseptics → G01A ANTIINFECTIVES AND ANTISEPTICS, EXCL. COMBINATIONS WITH CORTICOSTEROIDS → G01AD Organic acids
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Acetic acid
S Sensory organs → S02 Otologicals → S02A Antiinfectives → S02AA Antiinfectives
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Information Source
Document Type
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Chemical formula: C₂H₄O₂
Molecular mass: 60.052 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 64-19-7
DrugBank Drug: DB03166
KEGG Drug: D00010
PubChem Compound: 176
RxNorm Ingredient: 164
SNOMED-CT Concept: 2869004
Acetic acid (substance)
UNII Identifier: Q40Q9N063P


Acetic acid is an active ingredient of these brands:

Australia (AU)

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Canada (CA)

Ecuador (EC)

Estonia (EE)

Hong Kong (HK)

Japan (JP)

Lithuania (LT)

New Zealand (NZ)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

Spain (ES)

United Kingdom (UK)

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