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Aluminum Sulfate and Calcium Acetate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Aluminum Sulfate and Calcium Acetate Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(a LOO mi num SUL fate & KAL see um AS e tate)

U.S. Brand Names

Domeboro® [OTC]; Gordon Boro-Packs [OTC]; Pedi-Boro® [OTC]

Pharmacologic Category

Topical Skin Product

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to aluminum sulfate, calcium acetate, or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

How does it work?

• This medicine relieves skin inflammation.

• This medicine prevents or reduces irritation and swelling.

How is it best taken?

All forms:

• Do not take this medicine by mouth. For skin only. Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).

• Dissolve tablets or packets in room temperature water as directed.

• Rinse affected area with water. Make sure to dry well.

• Stop medicine when condition is gone.

• Restart medicine if signs and symptoms reappear.

Compress or wet dressing:

• Wash hands before and after use.

• Saturate a clean, white cloth (eg diaper, handkerchief, sheet) with the solution.

• Apply the cloth to the affected area.

• May cover with a dry towel.

• Repeat every 15-30 minutes or as required.


• Soak affected area for 15-30 minutes.

• Repeat 3 times a day or as required.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Apply a missed dose as soon as possible.

• Many times this medicine is used on an as needed basis.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Used solution should not be reused.

• Domeboro®: Throw away unused portion after 7 days.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2005-04-07 16:16:44.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:20:57.0

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