Aluminum Acetate

Name: Aluminum Acetate

Introduction

Topical astringent and antiseptic; aluminum salt.1 2 4 5 8 13 15

Uses for Aluminum Acetate

Dermatologic Conditions

Used topically as self-medication (OTC use) for the temporary relief of minor skin irritations (e.g., insect bites; athlete’s foot; poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac; rashes due to soaps, detergents, cosmetics, or jewelry).1 3 5 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 Helps relieve itching and has a cooling and drying effect; particularly useful on wet or weeping lesions.3 12 14

Used topically for the relief of swelling associated with minor bruises† and for reducing foot sweat†.9 15

Aluminum acetate preparations also have been used topically for the relief of a variety of other skin-related conditions, such as eczema†15 , diaper rash†11 13 , acne†15 , and pruritus ani†.13 15

Interactions for Aluminum Acetate

Consult with a clinician prior to use with other topical or systemic medications.2

Collagenase

Potential pharmacologic interaction (decreased efficacy of topical collagenase); avoid concomitant use.7

Stability

Storage

Topical

Powder for Topical Solution

Protect from excessive heat.1 8

Following reconstitution, unused solution prepared from Domeboro Powder Packets may be stored at room temperature in a clean, capped container for ≤7 days.2 (See Administration under Dosage and Administration.)

Topical Solution

Tight, light-resistant containers at 15–30°C.6 13 16

Compatibility

For information on systemic interactions resulting from concomitant use, see Interactions.

Topical

Solution Compatibility

Compatible

Water

Preparations

Excipients in commercially available drug preparations may have clinically important effects in some individuals; consult specific product labeling for details.

Please refer to the ASHP Drug Shortages Resource Center for information on shortages of one or more of these preparations.

* available from one or more manufacturer, distributor, and/or repackager by generic (nonproprietary) name

Aluminum Acetate

Routes

Dosage Forms

Strengths

Brand Names

Manufacturer

Topical

Powder for topical solution

Domeboro Astringent Solution Powder Packets

Bayer

Gordon’s Boro-Packs

Gordon

Pedi-Boro Soak Paks

Pedinol Pharmacal

Solution*

Aluminum Acetate Solution

Burow’s Solution

Ion

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Aluminum Acetate?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not cover compress or wet dressing with plastic.
  • Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using aluminum acetate while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

What are some other side effects of Aluminum Acetate?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Skin irritation.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Skin irritation.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Some side effects of aluminum sulfate / calcium acetate topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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