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BORIC ACID (BOHR ik AS id) eye solution is used to cleanse and treat irritated eyes.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
open sores in or near the eyes
an unusual or allergic reaction to Boric Acid, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is only for use in the eye. DO NOT take by mouth. Follow the directions on the label. Do not use the solution if it looks cloudy or discolored. Do not use if there are any leaks from the bottle. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before cleansing your eyes with this medicine and leave them out for approximately 5 minutes after use. Apply this medicine with the aid of an eyecup. Fill the eyecup halfway with the solution, press tightly to the wide open eye, and tilt head back. Move the eyeball around to ensure full contact with the solution. Avoid contamination of the rim and inside of the eyecup by rinsing it with clean water immediately before and after each use.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This medicine is to be used only when needed for irritated eyes. Missing a dose is usually not harmful.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without telling your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your eye pain or irritation gets worse or does not go away.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
sores in or near the eyes
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
eye pain or irritation
decreased or blurred vision
redness of the eye
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature, 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) in a tightly closed container. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.