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Boric Acid Suppositories

Forbes Health

If you experience frequent vaginal infections, boric acid suppositories may be an effective treatment option. “Boric acid suppositories are vaginal suppositories that are used for the treatment of resistant yeast infections and recurrent bacterial vaginosis,” said Jill Purdie, M.D., a board-certified OBGYN and medical director at Northside Women’s Specialists, part of Pediatrix® Medical Group. Before starting boric acid, Dr. Purdie recommends discussing with your doctor. “All individuals should consult with their provider prior to using boric acid suppositories to ensure they are using them for the correct problem and amount of time,” emphasized Dr. Purdie. While generally well-tolerated, “the main side effects are increased discharge due to the medication leaking out of the vagina during use.”


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