Boric acid vaginal suppositories are used for treating symptoms of vaginitis, which includes bacterial and yeast infections. They also help to restore the natural balance of your vaginal pH and may prevent the overgrowth of bacteria and fungi.
How does it work?
The boric acid in the suppositories kills or stops the growth of certain bacteria and fungi. This helps treat infections and relieve symptoms, such as itching, burning, pain, and abnormal discharges.
Side effects of short-term use include a burning sensation, watery vaginal discharge, and vaginal redness. These effects usually go away with continued use.
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If you have trouble breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, talk to your doctor. These may be signs of an allergic reaction to boric acid. You should call your doctor if these symptoms don’t improve within 24 hours.
Do not use this medication if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding. This medicine may harm your baby. It also may break down condoms and diaphragms, making them less effective in preventing pregnancy or STIs.
Pregnant women should stop using this medication and talk to their provider if symptoms don’t get better after 7 days, or if they last longer than 14 days. Your provider might recommend a different medication.
To insert a boric acid suppository, follow the instructions on the packaging and in the product’s user guide. This includes inserting the suppository into your vagina with a disposable applicator provided with the suppositories, not by putting it in your mouth or using a tampon. You should also store your suppositories at cool room temperature away from moisture and heat.