Burow's solution is used as a topical treatment (as a wet dressing) for the temporary relief of minor skin inflammation (e.g. insect bites, rashes, allergies, etc.). Burow’s solution is also used in some ear infections due to it’s antibacterial effect. Burow’s solution is available from many drug companies and in many formulations (powder or as a ready-to-use solution).
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- Burow's solution (or aluminum acetate in water) is an astringent (dries the skin)
- The antibacterial nature of this product can be useful in ear infections too
- Burow’s solution is not approved for use in animals, but can be prescribed legally by your veterinarian
- Used topically
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- Used for the temporary relief of itchy and inflamed skin conditions
- Cleanses, cools and dries inflamed dermatologic conditions
- Reduces growth of bacteria in canine ear infections
Read and follow your veterinarian’s instructions carefully.
The solution is applied to a clean cloth or gauze square and then applied to the affected area, as often as every 15 minutes.
Follow your veterinarian’s advice on the frequency of product application, as products vary.
The frequency and length of use of this product depends upon the condition being treated and your animal’s response to the medication.
If your pet has a skin infection as well, an appropriate antifungal or antibiotic may have been prescribed as well.
Wash hands after each use.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
If a dose is missed, apply it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next treatment, skip the missed treatment and go back to the normal schedule. Do not double up treatments.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Store in original container at controlled room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, flush eyes with water and seek medical attention if irritation persists.
For topical use only. Do not allow ingestion of this product.
Do not cover treated areas with an impervious dressing; allow evaporation.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- When prescribed by a veterinarian, Burow’s solution is usually a safe and effective medication, but it can cause a reaction in some animals
- If redness, irritation, or swelling persists or increases, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian
- If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian
Overdosing is unlikely to occur if used as directed, but contact your veterinarian immediately if you suspect an overdose, or if you observe any unusual signs.
WHAT ANIMALS SHOULD NOT TAKE USE MEDICATION?
- If your animal has had an allergic reaction to aluminum acetate in the past
WHAT TO TELL/ASK VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?Talk to your veterinarian about:
- When will your animal needs to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- What are the risks and benefits of using this drug
- If your animal has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products
- If your animal has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your animal or plan to give your animal, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your animal's medicines can be used together.
- If your animal is pregnant or nursing or if you plan to breed your animal
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medicines, Burow’s solution should only be used on the animal for which it was prescribed. It should be used only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
This is just a summary of information about Burow’s solution. If you have any questions or concerns about Burow’s solution or the condition it was prescribed for, contact your veterinarian.