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Brand Names: Aloe Vesta Cream, AlphaSoft, AmeriPhor, Aqua Glycolic, Aqua Lube, Aquaphor, Aveeno, Baby Lotion, Baby Oil, Bag Balm, Baza-Pro, Beta Care, Blistex Lip Balm, Carmex, CarraKlenz, CeraVe, CeraVe AM, Cetaphil Lotion, Chap Stick, Citraderm, CoolBottoms, Corn Huskers Lotion, Curel Moisture Lotion, Derma Soothe, Dr Scholl's Essentials Cracked Skin Repair, Eucerin, Herpecin-L, Keri Lotion, K-Y Jelly, Lamisilk Heel Balm, Lubriderm, Lubri-Soft, Mederma, Moisturel, Natural Ice, NeutrapHor, NeutrapHorus Rex, Neutrogena Cleansing, Neutrogena Lotion, Nivea, Nutraderm, Pacquin, Phisoderm, Pretty Feet & Hands, Proshield Skincare Kit, Remedy 4-in-1 Cleansing Lotion, Replens, Secura, Sensi-Care, Soft Sense, St. Ives, Theraplex Lotion, Vaseline Intensive Care

Generic Name: topical emollients (Pronunciation: TOP i kal ee MOL i ents)

What are topical emollients (Aloe Vesta Cream, AlphaSoft, AmeriPhor, Aqua Glycolic, Aqua Lube, Aquaphor, Aveeno, Baby Lotion, Baby Oil, Bag Balm, Baza-Pro, Beta Care, Blistex Lip Balm, Carmex, CarraKlenz, CeraVe, CeraVe AM, Cetaphil Lotion, Chap Stick, Citraderm, CoolBottoms, Corn Huskers Lotion, Curel Moisture Lotion, Derma Soothe, Dr Scholl's Essentials Cracked Skin Repair, Eucerin, Herpecin-L, Keri Lotion, K-Y Jelly, Lamisilk Heel Balm, Lubriderm, Lubri-Soft, Mederma, Moisturel, Natural Ice, NeutrapHor, NeutrapHorus Rex, Neutrogena Cleansing, Neutrogena Lotion, Nivea, Nutraderm, Pacquin, Phisoderm, Pretty Feet & Hands, Proshield Skincare Kit, Remedy 4-in-1 Cleansing Lotion, Replens, Secura, Sensi-Care, Soft Sense, St. Ives, Theraplex Lotion, Vaseline Intensive Care)?

Emollients are substances that moisten and soften your skin.

Topical (for the skin) emollients are used to treat or prevent dry skin. Topical emollients are sometimes contained in products that also treat acne, chapped lips, diaper rash, cold sores, or other minor skin irritation.

There are many brands and forms of topical emollients available and not all are listed on this leaflet.

Topical emollients may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of topical emollients?

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

Stop using the topical emollient and call your doctor if you have severe burning, stinging, redness, or irritation where the product was applied.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about topical emollients?

You should not use a topical emollient if you are allergic to it. Topical emollients will not treat or prevent a skin infection.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this medication if you have deep wounds or open sores, swelling, warmth, redness, oozing, bleeding, large areas of skin irritation, or any type of allergy.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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