Boric acid


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Ophth Mild antiseptic for inflamed eyelids As 10% oint: Apply 1-2 times/day. Topical As a skin protectant As 5% oint: Apply 3-4 times/day. Superficial fungal infections As 0.5-5% oint: Apply twice daily.
Dosage Details
Ophthalmic
Mild antiseptic for inflamed eyelids
Adult: As 10% ophthalmic ointment: Apply onto the lower eyelid 1-2 times daily.

Topical/Cutaneous
Superficial fungal infections
Adult: As 0.5-5% ointment: Apply a thin layer to affected area bid.

Topical/Cutaneous
Skin protectant
Adult: As 5% ointment: Apply to affected area 3-4 times daily.
Contraindications
Children <2 yr.
Special Precautions
Should not be used for self-medication of jock itch for longer than 2 wk and athlete's foot or ringworm for longer than 4 wk Do not use in conjunction with ophthalmic solutions containing polyvinyl alcohol.
Adverse Reactions
Vomiting and diarrhoea; abdominal pain; erythematous rash; stimulation or depression of the CNS. Burning or sticky sensation, irritation, hypersensitivity reactions. May elevate LFTs.
Drug Interactions
May increase riboflavin excretion.
Action
Description: Boric acid has weak bacteriostatic and fungistatic properties. It is used for ophthalmic irrigation to cleanse, refresh and soothe irritated eyes; for removal of loose foreign material, air pollutants or chlorinated water.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Absorbed from the GI tract, damaged skin, wounds and mucous membranes.
Excretion: Majority of a dose is excreted renally within 96 hr of ingestion.
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