topical emollients (cont.)
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- 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)?
- What are the possible side effects of topical emollients?
- What is the most important information I should know about topical emollients?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using topical emollients?
- How should I use topical emollients?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking topical emollients?
- What other drugs will affect topical emollients?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since this product is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Seek medical advice if your condition does not improve after using a topical emollient.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking topical emollients?
Avoid getting topical emollients in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Some topical emollients can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight or UV rays.
What other drugs will affect topical emollients?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied products. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about topical emollients.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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