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Aluminum Sulfate and Calcium Acetate


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    • Brand Names: U.S.: Domeboro® [OTC];Gordon Boro-Packs [OTC];Pedi-Boro® [OTC]

    • It is used to treat skin irritation.
    • It helps skin swelling.
    • It works to stop or lower irritation and swelling.


    How to take

    • All products:
    • Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
    • Melt the tablets or the packets in room temperature water as you have been told.
    • Rinse affected part with water. Make sure to it dry well.
    • Stop this drug when health problem is gone.
    • Restart this drug if signs show up again.
    • Compress or wet dressing:
    • Wash your hands before and after use.
    • Soak a clean, white cloth (eg, diaper, handkerchief, sheet) with the solution.
    • Put the cloth on the affected part.
    • You may cover with a dry towel.
    • Repeat every 15 to 30 minutes or as needed.
    • Soaks:
    • Soak affected part for 15 to 30 minutes.
    • Repeat 3 times a day or as needed.

    Missed Dose

    • Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis.


    • Store at room temperature.
    • Do not use the solution more than 1 time.
    • Domeboro®: Throw away part not used after 7 days.



    • If you have an allergy to aluminum sulfate, calcium acetate, or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.


    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by your doctor.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Skin irritation.


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

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Very bad skin irritation.
    • Any rash.
    • Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. If in the U.S., you may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or if in Canada, you may also call Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.