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Borofax (boric acid topical) Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with Borofax (boric acid topical):


Borate (applies to Borofax) dermal

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Burns - External

Percutaneous and/or transmucosal absorption during repeated use and/or of large concentrations of boric acid on generalized dermatologic conditions, or ingestion of boric acid have resulted in severe and sometimes fatal poisoning. Symptoms as severe as hemorrhagic gastritis, seizures, CNS depression, extensive dermal exfoliation, oliguria, anuria, renal tubular necrosis, shock, circulatory collapse and death have occurred. The lethal dose of boric acid in adults may exceed 30 g, however deaths have occurred with lower doses. Neonatal deaths have occurred at 4.5 g or more. These agents should be used cautiously in patients with dermatologic disorders. Monitoring is recommended.


  1. "Product Information. Boric Acid (boric acid topical)." Fougera, Melville, NY.

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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