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Boric acid topical Side Effects

Applies to boric acid topical: compounding powder, topical ointment, topical solution


Dermatologic side effects have included psoriasiform lesions, bullae and, intense erythematous eruptions, often covering the entire body and followed in one or two days by extensive desquamation. Mucus membranes are often involved.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and epigastric pain.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included convulsions, delirium, and coma.[Ref]


Renal side effects have included acute tubular necrosis, oliguria and anuria.[Ref]


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

Not all side effects for boric acid topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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