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Boric acid

Also known as: Acidum boricum Hydrogen borate Boracic acid

Brand names: SEPTOBORE (in combination)


Boric Acid is a weakly acidic hydrate of boric oxide with mild antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral properties. The exact mechanism of action of boric acid is unknown; generally cytotoxic to all cells. It is used in the treatment of yeast infections and cold sores.

ATC Classification

Boric acid products
D Dermatologicals → D08 Antiseptics and disinfectants → D08A Antiseptics and disinfectants
Boric acid
S Sensory organs → S02 Otologicals → S02A Antiinfectives → S02AA Antiinfectives