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Zinc oxide topical

Name of the Generic Zinc oxide topical Topical zinc oxide ZINC-OX-ide ZINC-OX-ide
Names of Brands: Aquaphor Healing For Baby, Aquaphor Healing For Baby, Balmex, Balmex Adult Advantage Balmex Adult Care Show all the 57 brands.
Forms of Dosage: Rectal suppository (10 percent); topical cream (-; 11.3%; 13 percent; 22 percent; 30.6%); topical dressing (-);… Present the 8 dosage forms.
The class of Drug: Miscellaneous topical agents

What is Zinc oxide topical?

The mineral zinc oxide is a mineral.Topical zinc oxide (for the face) is used to address diaper eruptions, minor burns, severe chapped skin, or any other skin irritations.

Zinc oxide suppositories for rectal use can be used for treating itching, burning, and other symptoms of rectal discomfort that are caused by hemorrhoids or painful stool movements.There are a variety of varieties and brands of zinc oxide that are available. Some brands are not included in this brochure.Topical zinc oxide can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Zinc oxide

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.Stop taking zinc oxide rectal suppositories and consult your physician for rectal bleeding or persistent discomfort.

This is not an exhaustive overview of the various negative side negative effects. Additionally, other effects can be felt. Seek advice from your doctor for medical advice about adverse reactions. It is possible to report any adverse allergic reactions or symptoms to FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Fluticasone topical, topical hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, lidocaine topical, Medrol, topical phenylephrine, and Medrol Dosepak


Follow the instructions on your prescription label and on the label of your package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to apply zinc oxide to your skin if you are sensitive to zinc, dimethicone, lanolin, cod liver oil, petroleum jelly, parabens, mineral oils, or wax.

Zinc oxide topicals do not treat the symptoms of a bacterial or fungal infection. Contact your physician if you are experiencing any symptoms of inflammation, such as redness, oozing, or warm skin.Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take zinc oxide?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician.Do not chew it. Topical medication is intended for use on your skin. The rectal suppository is only for use in the rectal area.Apply enough of this medication to completely cover the surface that needs to be treated. Zinc oxide typically leaves an ethereal white substance that can't be completely absorbed.

To treat skin chapping, minor burn wounds, or any other skin irritations, apply the medication as frequently as you need. Spread a small amount of it on the affected area and rub it in gently.To combat the symptoms of diaper rash To treat diaper rash, use zinc oxide cream every time the diaper gets changed. Apply the medication at bedtime or any time there is a prolonged period in between changing diapers. Change diapers that are wet as soon as you can. Make sure the diaper area is clean and dry.If you are using zinc oxide powder, use the powder slowly to avoid a big puff in the air. Don't allow children to handle the bottle when using the product. Always shut the lid after taking the powder.Wash your hands thoroughly prior to and after you insert the suppository.

Take off the wrapper prior to adding the solution. Be careful not to handle the suppository for too long, or it could melt. Relax on your back with your knees pointing towards your chest. Place the suppository gently into your rectum for approximately 1 inch. Place the pointed end towards the tip.

Relax for a few minutes as the suppository melts. You should experience very little (or no) discomfort. Do not use the toilet for at least one hour.Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve after seven weeks of therapy.

Keep at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Make sure the cap of the tube is tight when not in use.You can keep zinc oxide suppositories for rectal use in an airtight container to keep them from melting.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatologic Lesion:

The dressing is zinc oxide. Apply it as required, apply dressing, and wrap the area with no tension.
The information provided by the manufacturer is recommended for complete directions for use.

Usual Adult Dose for Diaper Rash:

Zinc oxide, 10 percent 11.3 percent 13 percent, 16%, 20%, and 22% 30.6 10% as well as 40% cream 16 percent, 20 percent, and 20 percent ointment 12.8 percent in 40% and 12.8% in paste 15 percent powder and 25 percent spray. Apply generously every time you need to with every diaper change, but especially during the night or at any time exposure to dirty diapers could be extended.
For use on the outside only.
Change diapers immediately after they are wet or soiled, clean the diaper area, and let dry.

Usual Adult Dose for Hemorrhoids:

10 10% Zinc Oxide Suppositories: 1 suppository placed in a rectally position up to 6 times a day or after every stool movement
Only for rectal use: Clean and dry the affected area prior to applying.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Diaper Rash:

Zinc oxide 10 percent 11.3 percent 13 percent, 16%, 20%, and 22% 30.6 percent and 40 percent cream 16 percent, 20 percent, and 20 percent ointment 12.8 percent as well as 40% powder 15 percent powder and 25% spray: Apply every time you need to with every diaper change, particularly at night or anytime exposure to dirty diapers can be extended.
Only for use outside.
Change wet or dirty diapers quickly. Clean the diaper area, then allow the diaper to dry.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because zinc oxide topical is utilized when it is needed, it is possible that you are not on a prescribed dosage schedule. You can skip any missed dose when it's time to take the next dose. Do not take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Zinc oxide in excess isn't expected to pose a risk. Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that someone has accidentally swallowed the medicine.

Avoid this

Avoid using zinc oxide on the surface of deep skin wounds or serious burns.

Beware of other medicines that can affect the areas treated with zinc oxide unless your doctor has instructed you to.Wash your eyes with water in case zinc oxide gets into them.

Interaction with other drugs

The skin care treatment is unlikely to be affected by other medicines you take. However, there are many drugs that interfere with one another. Inform your healthcare professionals about all medications you take, including those that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.