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Boric Acid Suppositories

Low Risk

Also known as:

AZO Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories Boric Life pH D® Feminine Health

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Possible Symptoms
  • Minor stomach upset
  • Nausea
  • Limited vomiting
What to Do
  1. Wipe or rinse out mouth.
  2. Give a serving size of water to drink.
  3. Rinse any exposed skin with lukewarm water.
  4. Call 1-800-222-1222 for additional instructions.

Important

Boric acid suppositories are not FDA-approved, so it is important to speak with your healthcare provider before using the suppository. Call your doctor if symptoms do not improve or if they get worse. There are no studies looking at the safety of using boric acid suppositories in pregnant women. Therefore, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid use.

Additional Information

Boric acid is a weak acid used as an antiseptic to treat minor cuts and burns for years. It is also used as an alternative therapy to help treat vaginal infections. Healthcare providers may also prescribe traditional medications such as antibiotics along with the use of boric acid suppositories if the infection keeps coming back. It also helps maintain the normal pH of the vagina since it is acidic.

Boric acid suppositories are not FDA-approved, so it is important to speak with your healthcare provider before using the suppository. Call your doctor if symptoms do not improve or if they get worse. There are no studies looking at the safety of using boric acid suppositories in pregnant women. Therefore, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid use.

Boric Acid Suppository Side Effects

There are minor side effects from using a boric acid suppository. Some individuals experience redness, a mild burning sensation, a watery discharge, and a “gritty” sensation. The poison center receives calls from people who have made a mistake and swallowed the boric acid suppository. Most of these products come in capsule or solid pill form and look like a pill that someone can swallow. If someone has ingested a boric acid suppository, there can be minor symptoms experienced, such as stomach upset, nausea, and sometimes vomiting.

What to do if someone swallows a boric acid suppository

If you find someone has swallowed a boric acid suppository, do not panic. Rinse the mouth with water or wipe out the mouth with a soft, wet cloth and give them some water to drink. If problems start or you have questions, call the Missouri Poison Center right away at 1-800-222-1222. The poison center is open all day, every day, for poisoning emergencies and questions.

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