zinc oxide (topical) (cont.)
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- What is zinc oxide topical (ARC, Balmex, Boudreaux Butt Paste, Caldesene, Calmol-4 Suppository, Critic-Aid Skin Paste, Delazinc, Dermagran BC, Desitin, Desitin Maximum Strength Original, Desitin Rapid Relief Creamy, Diaper Rash Ointment, Diaper Relief, Dr. Smith's Diaper, Flanders Buttocks Ointment, Geri-Protect, Medi-Paste, PeriGuard, Pinxav, Rash Relief, RVPaque, Seniortopix Healix, Soothe & Cool Skin Paste, Sportz Block Dark, Sportz Block Light, Sportz Block Medium, Triple Paste, Tronolane Suppositories, Unna-Flex Elastic Unna Boot 3 inch, Unna-Flex Elastic Unna Boot 4 inch, Znlin)?
- What are the possible side effects of zinc oxide topical?
- What is the most important information I should know about zinc oxide topical?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using zinc oxide topical?
- How should I use zinc oxide topical?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using zinc oxide topical?
- What other drugs will affect zinc oxide topical?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since zinc oxide is used on an as needed basis, you are not likely to miss a dose. Using extra zinc oxide to make up a missed dose will not make the medication more effective.
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 using zinc oxide topical?
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water right away. Do not use zinc oxide topical on deep skin wounds or severe burns. Get medical attention for more severe skin irritation or injury.
What other drugs will affect zinc oxide topical?
Avoid applying other skin medications on the same treatment area with zinc oxide, unless your doctor has told you to.
There may be other drugs that can interact with zinc oxide topical or rectal suppositories. 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 zinc oxide topical.
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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