Boric acid vaginal suppository is an over-the-counter alternative for treating bacterial vaginosis (BV). It works to treat persistent yeast infections and stubborn BV by keeping your vagina’s pH balance in check.
BV is an infection that typically gets treated with antibiotics, but can recur in up to 50 percent of women who have it. It causes foul smelling discharge, itching and burning.
These infections can be painful and cause you to feel embarrassed. Talk to your provider about a treatment plan that’s right for you and get back to feeling healthy and happy again.
How do I use boric acid vaginal suppositories
When you’re ready to start using this medication, follow the directions on the label. This includes insertion instructions, frequency of use, and how long to take it.
Insert the suppository into your vagina at an angle, if possible. If not, you can lie on your back or stand with knees bent and feet apart.
Then, gently insert the suppository as far into your vagina as it will go. If you’re prone to leakage, consider wearing a panty liner to help absorb any excess liquid.
You can also purchase a generic version of boric acid vaginal suppository at a lower price with a GoodRx coupon. Unless there’s a specific reason you need the brand name, a generic is usually cheaper.