Boric Acid Suppositories in Winnipeg
Are you wanting to buy boric acid suppositories in Winnipeg?
Our compounding pharmacy makes and stocks these suppositories.
What are boric acid vaginal suppositories?
The active ingredient in boric acid suppositories is boric acid. Boric acid is a chemical that is also known as boracic acid, orthoboric acid or hydrogen borate. It’s chemical formula is H3BO3.
A vaginal suppository is a solid dosage form that is inserted into the vagina. The suppository then melts/dissolves in the vagina to release it’s active ingredients to act locally in the vagina.
Therefore a boric acid vaginal suppository is a suppository containing boric acid as it’s active ingredient.
Do you have a prescription for vaginal suppositories? Feel free to use our online prescription order form to submit your prescription to us. A prescription is not required but it is always best to consult your prescriber or pharmacist.
What are boric acid vaginal suppositories used for?
The boric acid acts as a weak topical antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral agent.
Due to these actions, these suppositories are used to treat chronic recurrent vaginal infections including vaginal candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis.
The exact mechanism of action of boric acid vaginal suppositories is unclear.
In an article found in the August 2011 Journal of Womens Health titled “Boric Acid for Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis: The Clinical Evidence” the authors
“Our findings suggest that boric acid is a safe, alternative, economic option for women with recurrent and chronic symptoms of vaginitis when conventional treatment fails because of the involvement of non-albicans Candida spp. or azole-resistant strains.”
How do I use this medication?
Boric acid is poisonous if ingested orally. Boric acid suppositories are for vaginal use only.
Most commonly, one suppository is inserted into the vagina once or twice daily for 10 to 14 days. If your doctor has prescribed a different regimen be sure to follow your doctor’s advice.
One suppository inserted vaginally twice weekly may be used for the prevention of recurrent infections.
Download our Boric Acid Suppositories Patient Information Sheet.
Are there any special instructions?
These suppositories come wrapped in a plastic covering. You must remove the plastic covering before inserting the boric acid vaginal suppository.
Are there any potential side effects?
In most cases, boric acid suppositories are very well tolerated.
Side effects that can occur include watery discharge, burning sensation and redness of the skin. These side effects will generally occur early in the treatment and will tend to subside. Let your doctor know if you experience these side effects or if they do not subside.
If there is an open wound, scrape or cut on the vagina wall, boric acid can then enter the bloodstream and can system side effects. Systemic side effects include nausea, diarrhea and/or vomiting.
If systemic side effects occur stop using the boric acid suppositories. Wait until the vaginal wall is completely healed and then you may resume using the suppositories.
Severe allergic reactions to boric acid are rare. Symptoms of serious allergic reactions include rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness and/or trouble breathing.
Can I have sex while using boric acid suppositories?
Your sexual partner may experience a gritty sensation during intercourse while you are using the suppositories.
Avoid any oral to genital contact for 24 hours after using.
Are there any special precautions?
- Do NOT use these suppositories if you are pregnant.
- Wash your hands before and after each application of a suppository.
- Boric acid is poisonous if taken by mouth. Do NOT eat.
- Be sure to unwrap the suppository before inserting.
How do I store the suppositories?
Store the suppositories at room temperature away from extreme heat or moisture.
Keep out of reach of children. Boric acid is poisonous if ingested.
How do I obtain boric acid suppositories?
Boric acid suppositories can be obtained either by getting a prescription from your physician or by coming into the pharmacy and consulting with one of our pharmacists.
To learn more about using boric acid for vaginal infections visit https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/tn9595
Or visit this article titled Boric acid vaginal suppositories: a brief review
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