boric acid/alcohol otic (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Auro-Dri, EarDry
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

boric acid/alcohol otic

otic solution

  • (boric acid 2.75%)/isopropyl alcohol
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Swimmer’s Ear

Instill 3-8 gtt in each ear

Dosage Forms & Strengths

boric acid/alcohol otic

otic solution

  • (boric acid 2.75%)/isopropyl alcohol
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Swimmer’s Ear

Instill 3-8 gtt in each ear

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

Contact physician for severe pain/burning after instilling drops

Discontinue if rash, erythema, or dry skin develops

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category: C

Lactation: Not secreted into breast milk

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Boric acid is a weak topical anti-infective agent

Isopropyl alcohol is used as a drying agent

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