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Borofax

Active Ingredient(s): Boric Acid
Category: Insecticide

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Borofax Overview

Boric acid, also called hydrogen borate, boracic acid, orthoboric acid and acidum boricum, is a weak acid of boron often used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, neutron absorber, or precursor to other chemical compounds. It has the chemical formula H3BO3 (sometimes written B(OH)3), and exists in the form of colorless crystals or a white powder that dissolves in water. When occurring as a mineral, it is called sassolite. Contents 1 Occurrence 2 Preparation 3 Properties 4 Cr...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boric_acid

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Was this a government decision
I never had a problem using Borofax ointment for nasal dryness. Actually, this opened my sinuses when I had a head cold. ## Hello, Regina! How are you? I'm sorry, but what decision are you asking about? Can you please post back and clarify? Thanks!
Updated 1 month ago.
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Borofax Cream
Where can I buy it ## Hi Michelle, The original Borofax ointment (boric acid 5% + lanolin) was actually discontinued in 1993 due to some toxic effects attributed to boric acid. Apparently though, the manufacturer of Borofax reformulated the product and began selling it again. The active ingredients in the new formulation are Zinc Oxide 15% and white petrolatum 68.6%. The newer product does not contain boric acid. The new formulation of Borofax (with Zinc oxide) is available, but may not be routinely stocked by pharmacies on shelves. So a pharmacist may have to special order it for you. Most popular diaper rash products available today contain the similar ingredients. Common examples include: Desitin cream with 40% Zinc oxide, lanolin, and white petrolatum. Balmex cream and A+D cream als...
Updated 2 months ago.
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Is Borofax being sold under same name
Under what name is Borofax being sold & who has it? ## Hello, Carol! How are you? Borofax was a topical boric acid cream, due two some issues with its use, it was discontinued and creams containing boric acid are no longer available. The manufacturer did re-release it, but the active ingredient used in the new formulation is zinc oxide. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 months ago.
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Borofax
I use to buy Borofax as a diaper rash cream and I can no longer find it. Can you let me know where I can get it. ## I just ask a pharmacist this afternoon and they checked and said it was discontinued! They guessed that if I found a store that still had any it might cost as much as $20! My Mom and I are going to look in any store we can to find some...that stuff is great! ## I loved this product. But apparently it is not longer made. You can have it custom made for you by a local compounding pharmacist - ask your doctor. It is a 5% boric acid/lanolin mix. I am asking my doctor to create it for me to treat recurring yeast infection! ## My mom used borofax to heal sore noses when having a cold - it worked overnight ! I am still looking for it. Burroughs Wellcome used to be the manufacture...
Updated 11 months ago.
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where can i buy borofax
where can i buy borofax? ## I used to use Borofax on my daughter,,,my mother used it on us! It is really hard to find it now,,but I have found that the "maximum strength" Desitin works very well! You have to be sure to get the thick white ointment and not the greasy one,,,good luck!
Updated 2 years ago.
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Borofax
I have a tube of Borofax Skin Protection from the makers or neosporin. It prevents and treats diaper rash. Do you know where I can buy a new tube of this? ## The tube says active ingredients are zinc oxide 15% and white petrolatum 68%. Also contains: lanolin, mineral oil and fragrance. Dist: Warner Wellcome Consumer Health Products, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 USA. ## From what I can find, it is no longer manufactured. These are common ingredients for this type of product, though, so you should be able to find them in other over the counter items. Have you tried asking a pharmacist what product is comparable? Where are you located? ## You made some excellent points in that last post on the subject. ## Is Borofax still available for purchase?
Updated 3 years ago.
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Borofax
Active ingredients are zinc oxide 15% and white petrolatum. Also contains: lanolin, mineral oil and fragrance. Dist: Warner Wellcome Consumer Health Products, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 USA. ## It appears that this is no longer manufactured, however these are commonly used ingredients and should be available in other over the counter products. Have you asked a pharmacist to recommend a comparable product?
Updated 3 years ago.
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Borofax
white petrolatum 68.6%
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Where can I buy borofax?
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i would like to fine the tubes of borofax it help out in summer time for husband and i for the rash we get from sweating.where can i get tubs of borofax?
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Boric Acid
  • Ointment: 10%, 5%
  • Powder: 100%, 100g
  • Solution: 2.75g, 5g
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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