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Aluminum Sulfate and Calcium Acetate (a LOO mi num SUL fate & KAL see um AS e tate)

Pediatric Medication

Brand Names: U.S.

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

What is this drug used for?

  • It is used to treat skin irritation.

Is it safe for my child to take this drug?

  • Not if your child has an allergy to aluminum sulfate, calcium acetate, or any other part of this drug.
  • Be sure to let the doctor know if your child has any allergies or side effects to drugs, foods, or dyes. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs your child had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

What are some things I need to know or do while my child takes this drug?

  • Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
  • Do not cover compress or wet dressing with plastic.

What are some side effects that I need to call my child’s doctor about right away?

  • If any of this news causes you to be worried, any of the unwanted side effects happen, or if your child is not better after taking this drug.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
  • If your child shows signs of a very bad reaction, call your child’s doctor or the ER right away. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or if your child is not acting normal.
  • If your child has very bad skin irritation.
  • If your child gets a rash.
  • If your child’s health problem does not get better or if you think your child’s health problem is worse.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

  • Rash.
  • Skin irritation.

How is this drug best given?

Give this drug as ordered by your child’s doctor. Read and follow the dosing on the label closely.
  • Do not give by mouth. Use on your child’s skin only. Keep out of your child’s mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
  • Tablets or packets are melted in water at room temperature.

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.
  • Rinse treated part with water and pat dry.
  • Throw away used solution after each use.
  • Stop this drug when health problem is gone.
  • Restart this drug if signs show up again.

What do I do if my child misses a dose?

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

How do I store and/or throw out this drug?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Do not use the solution more than 1 time.

Domeboro brand:

  • The unused solution may be stored in a closed container for up to 7 days.

General drug facts

  • If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
  • Do not share your child’s drugs with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
  • Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
  • Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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