How does boric acid suppositories work? For many women, itching, itching, and a vaginal discharge are signs of an infection. Over-the-counter antifungal medications can help ease symptoms, but if these treatments don’t get rid of the infection completely, boric acid suppositories may be a better option.
How many days does it take boric acid to cure BV?
Boric acid works by interrupting the life cycle of both Candida albicans and more resistant Candida glabrata yeast strains. It also helps keep the vaginal environment healthy.
Dosing & Storage
To use this medication, insert a single-use applicator into the capsule and gently insert it into your vagina (you can lie on your back with knees bent or stand with one foot raised on a chair to be more comfortable). Press down the plunger to release the suppository, and repeat as needed.
Store this medication at cool room temperature away from moisture, heat, and direct light. Do not use it if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, as the medication can be toxic to a developing fetus.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use this medicine only under the supervision of a doctor. It should be used with caution in people with diabetes, a weak immune system, or who are taking blood-thinning medicines like aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), or clopidogrel (Plavix).
Overdose on this medication can be fatal, so it’s important to use only what you’re instructed to by your doctor. Call your doctor if you have side effects such as itching or burning, and discontinue using the medication if they don’t go away.