Generic Medicine Info
Special Precautions
Slow excretion may lead to accumulation of boric acid in the body.
Adverse Reactions
Inhaled boric acid and borax are pulmonary irritants.
Symptoms of overdosage or intoxication include vomiting and diarrhoea, abdominal pain, an erythematous rash involving both skin and mucous membranes, followed by desquamation, and stimulation or depression of the CNS.
Drug Interactions
Precipitates metals, aluminium salts, Fe salts, Zn sulfate, alkaloids. Reacts with glycerin.
Description: Boric acid has weak bacteriostatic and fungistatic properties; it has generally been superseded by more effective and less toxic disinfectants. It is also used as a pesticide against ants and cockroaches.
Absorption: Absorbed from the GI tract.
Excretion: About 50% is excreted in urine within 24 hr.
MIMS Class
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