Buro Sol Discontinued?

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Adrian Says:


I went to my pharmacy today here in Canada to be told that Smith Kline Glaxo is no longer making Buro Sol. Is this the case and, if it is, what are my alternatives?



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Verwon Says:

You mean the antiseptic powder?

Unfortunately, since it's never been available in the U.S., I can't find much information on it or why it was discontinued. I can't even find a listing of the ingredients.

Learn more antiseptic details here.

Did you try asking a pharmacist if they can recommend an alternative? I would, but I'm not sure what's available in Canada.

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LGirl Says:

I currently am using Buro-sol powder with water to make solution. I live in a town west of Toronto Canada and its available here in most if not all the pharmacy's. some are now keeping the powder behind the counter but others have it with their antiseptics, polysporin and bandaids - first aid aisle. If you are not finding it in your area it's also available on amazon.ca Once powder mixed with water it can be stored for up to 90 days in a sealed glass container

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Brian Says:

I too just learned (4/5/13) it has been discontinued. I think you are talking about the ear drops to prevent swimmers ear. I can't believe it. Is the person in this thread suggestion powders aware of the ingredients? I think the powder is for skin conditions isn't it? I want to know:
(a) if there is some sort of substitute and
(b) how to protest this action on the part of the manufacturer.

I would think that tens of thousands of swimmers will be affected adversely. Anyone who has chronic swimmers ear understands the difficulty we are in!!!

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Anonymous Says:

I just bought it in New Orleans. Same active ingredient, different brand name. What I bought here is called Domeboro

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Lifelong eczema Says:
via mobile

The web site indicates that the powder has been discontinued yes. ( not the ear drops for swimmers ear )

I've checked local pharmacies to see if they have any left over stock.... None
I've asked 3 pharmacists & none of them could suggest an alternative replacement product.

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Bri Says:

Yes, it was discontinued. I am not aware of any alternative that would be exactly as good. Some pharmacists have suggested using vinegar, diluted vinegar as preventative as well as drying ears as well as can be. Others have suggested to be patient, that SKG will probably bring it back in some "new & improved" and more expensive form. Stay tuned?

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shirley Says:

i found some in jean coutu in joliette. they say they stocked up when they heard it was being discontinued. but i want to know why it is discontinued!

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Bri Says:

Don't we all!

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Bri Says:

I spoke with GSK again today and there are still no plans to bring back the ear drops.

It was suggested that people who care about this issue phone their Consumer Healthcare product line at 1-800-250-8866 to register their concern.

The more calls they get about this, the more likely they might bring it back.

Please call them and tell them how serious this is for you. Bring back Buro-Sol eardrops for swimmers ear!!!

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Bri Says:

Consider mixing 1 drop of alcohol with 1 drop of white vinegar and placing the mixture into the ears after they get wet. The alcohol and acid in the vinegar help prevent bacterial growth.

Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001647

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Linda Says:

My vet told me to get BurSol for my dog's feet, as she keeps biting them. Would this be the same solution as for swimmer's ear? Is it for an allergic reaction?

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Bri Says:

It must be for a skin condition like excema, Linda. The powders for skin treatment are not the same chemical makeup as the eardrops.


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terry Says:

Can't find any in the TO area. We've been using the powder for over a year for our dog's feet and it works. As noted above, any and all pharmacists I've asked don't have an alternative. I hope they bring it back on the market soon.

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K Says:

Stuart Ellis Pharmacy in Collingwood, compounds an alternative to Buro-sol esp for poison ivy and for puppies feet. Because they stopped making it

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Susan Says:

I have tried to find Buro Sol in Ottawa with no success. Every pharmacy says it is gone. However Bayer has a similar product out of the US called DOMEBORO ASTRINGENT SOLUTION
if you check out this product it is very similar to the Canadian version of Buro Sol.
I found it on ebay through a US supplier.

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nance Says:

I also use it for my dogs feet as recommended by my vet. i have searched for months now...in toronto, gravenhurst , bracebridge and now kingston....cannot find it...so dissapointed as I need it!

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Bri Says:

A pharmacist at PharmaSave told me last month that their Company probably will bring out their own (generic?) replacement product for the ear drops this winter.

Maybe they will be offer the powder as well?

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Nina Says:

I have been searching everywhere for the powder and today I finally found some at a loblaws pharmacy of course it was the last one, but wanted to share that i did happen to find some. I have literally been walking into every pharmacy asking. Dont give up. My pup will be relieved :)

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nancy Says:

a pharmacist told me to subsitute with dettol or use epsom salts. i use the powder, like most of you, for my dogs paw issues. vet said no to dettol an epsom salts but nothing else in its place. need to cone the dog and use surolan ointment for sores/issues with paws. clears up a lot faster with the burrosol :(


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Adrian Says:

Update on the Buro-Sol campaign: Finally, I've found someone who will forward my concerns to the powers that be at GSK. I'm about to send my complaint about GSK's decision to cease production of Buro-Sol to the following group mailbox: (GlaxoSmithKline Inc.) for the attention of Sylvie. Sylvie has assured me that my complaint will be forwarded to the appropriate person. May I suggest that you follow up as well?

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