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Boron

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 8, 2018.

What are other common names?

  • Borate
  • Borates
  • Borax Sodium
  • Bore
  • Boric Acid
  • Boric Anhydride
  • Boric Tartrate
  • Boro
  • Boron
  • Sodium Borate

What is this product used for?

Boron is taken by some people who have low levels of boron. Others may take it to help with painful periods. Some women will use a form of this product called boric acid inside the vagina to treat a vaginal yeast infection.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Keep this product away from open sores and abrasions on the skin.

  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.

  • This product may interfere with some lab tests. Be sure to talk with your doctor about this and all drugs you are taking.

  • Take extra care if you are taking drugs that contain estrogen.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Kidney problems

    • Cancer

What should I watch for?

  • Stomach pain

  • Heartburn or loss of appetite

  • Red skin rash

  • Hair loss

  • Vaginal burning if used inside the vagina

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Very bad belly pain

  • Very bad loose stools

Last Reviewed Date

2018-04-20

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