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Generic Name: boric acid (vaginal) (BOR ik AS id)
Brand Name: Hylafem
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Drug Information:
Hylafem has mild antiseptic and antifungal actions. Vaginal this medicine is a homeopathic prescription medicine that also contains probiotics or "friendly bacteria" (Lactobacilliales), as well as the antioxidants Vitamin C and E. This product works by replenishing normal vaginal acidity and balancing vaginal flora (helpful bacteria). Vaginal Hylafem is a homeopathic prescription medicine used to treat vaginal yeast infections and relieve symptoms such as burning, itching, and odor. Vaginal Hylafem may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Learn more

Hylafem Side Effects

Hylafem Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about boric acid topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Hylafem.

For the Consumer

Applies to boric acid topical: vaginal suppository


Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • new or worsening symptoms (itch, vaginal discharge, etc);

  • vaginal burning sensation;

  • high fever; or

  • symptoms that go away and come back.

Common side effects may include:

  • watery vaginal discharge;

  • redness, mild burning; or

  • a gritty sensation in the vagina.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to boric acid topical: compounding powder, topical ointment, topical solution, vaginal suppository


Frequency not reported: Watery discharge, erythema, slight burning or gritty sensation with intercourse

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Hylafem