Drug Index

Boric acid

Mechanism :

It is made from borax and is mainly used as a local anti-infective agent. It is non-irritating and can be used as an aqueous solution for an eye wash, mouth wash or even as a dusting powder. 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. However, it must be used only topically.

Indication :

  • Otitis externa

Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity to boric acid, Children less than 2 years of age.

Dosing :

1.25% w/v drops.
1-2 drops instilled into each ear 3-4 times a day.

Adverse Effect :

Psoriasiform lesions, bullae and, intense erythematous eruptions, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, convulsions, delirium, coma, acute tubular necrosis, oliguria and anuria.

Interaction :

There are no known drug interactions with topical boric acid.

Hepatic Dose :

No dosage adjustments are recommended.
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