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aluminum acetate solution (OTC)Brand and Other Names:Domeboro Astringent Solution Powder Packets, Pedi-Boro Soak Paks, more...Gordon's Boro-Packs

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

Packet ingredients form the active ingredient aluminum acetate when combined with water

powder for solution (Domeboro)

  • Each packet contains aluminum sulfate tetradecahydrate 1347mg and calcium acetate monohydrate 952mg
  • 1 packet/16oz water = 0.16%
  • 2 packets/16oz water = 0.32%
  • 3 packets/16oz water = 0.48%

powder for solution (Pedi-Boro)

  • Each packet contains aluminum sulfate tetradecahydrate 1191mg and calcium acetate monohydrate 839mg
  • 1 packet/16oz water = 0.13%
  • 2 packets/16oz water = 0.26%
  • 3 packets/16oz water = 0.41%

powder for solution (Gordon's Boro-Packs)

  • Each packet contains aluminum sulfate 49% and calcium acetate 51%
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Inflammatory Skin Conditions

Indicated for use as wet dressing or soak to temporarily relieve skin irritation caused by poison ivy/oak/sumac, insect bites, athlete's foot, contact dermatitis

Wet dressing/compress: Apply to affected skin for 15-30 min; reapply as needed

Soak: Soak affected area for 15-30 min q8hr PRN

Administration

Domeboro or Pedi-Boro: Dissolve 1-3 packets in 16 oz water

Gordon's Boro-Packs: Dissolve 1-2 packets in 16 oz water

Dosage Forms & Strengths

Packet ingredients form the active ingredient aluminum acetate when combined with water

powder for solution (Domeboro)

  • Each packet contains aluminum sulfate tetradecahydrate 1347mg and calcium acetate monohydrate 952mg
  • 1 packet/16oz water = 0.16%
  • 2 packets/16oz water = 0.32%
  • 3 packets/16oz water = 0.48%

powder for solution (Pedi-Boro)

  • Each packet contains aluminum sulfate tetradecahydrate 1191mg and calcium acetate monohydrate 839mg
  • 1 packet/16oz water = 0.13%
  • 2 packets/16oz water = 0.26%
  • 3 packets/16oz water = 0.41%

powder for solution (Gordon's Boro-Packs)

  • Each packet contains aluminum sulfate 49% and calcium acetate 51%
more...

Inflammatory Skin Conditions

Indicated for use as wet dressing or soak to temporarily relieve skin irritation caused by poison ivy/oak/sumac, insect bites, athlete's foot, contact dermatitis

Wet dressing/compress: Apply to affected skin for 15-30 min; reapply as needed

Soak: Soak affected area for 15-30 min TID prn

Administration

Domeboro or Pedi-Boro: Dissolve 1-3 packets in 16 oz water

Gordon's Boro-Packs: Dissolve 1-2 packets in 16 oz water

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Burning/stinging (temporary)

Itching

Skin inflammation

Skin dryness

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

Discontinue if irritation or inflammatory condition persists; consult physician if symptoms persist >1 wk

Do not use w/ occlusive dressing

External use only

Avoid eyes

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category: C

Lactation: Unknown

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

Astringent

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