- What is zinc oxide?
- What brand names are available for zinc oxide?
- Is zinc oxide available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for zinc oxide?
- Why is zinc oxide prescribed to patients?
- What are the side effects of zinc oxide?
- What is the dosage for zinc oxide?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with zinc oxide?
- Is zinc oxide safe to take during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about zinc oxide?
What is zinc oxide?
Topical zinc oxide is a non-prescription (OTC) over-the-counter) mild astringent with weak antiseptic properties. It is a skin protectant that is used to treat and prevent various skin conditions including minor abrasions, burns, chafing, diaper rash, insect bites, and minor skin irritation.
What brand names are available for zinc oxide?
- Ammens Original Medicated,
- Ammens Shower Fresh,
- Butt Paste,
- Calmol 4,
- Carlesta Skin Protectant,
- Critic-Aid Skin Care,
- Desitin Creamy,
- Diaper Rash Ointment,
- Diaper Relief,
- Dr. Smiths Diaper Ointment,
- Johnsons No More Diaper Rash,
- Novana Protect,
- PNS Unna Boot,
- Triple Paste,
- Vaginex Powder,
- Yeast-X Powder, and
Is zinc oxide available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for zinc oxide?
Why is zinc oxide prescribed to patients?
Topical zinc oxide products are used to treat and prevent minor skin irritations associated with diaper rash, burns, cuts, scrapers, allergic reactions, and insect bites. Topical zinc oxide is available without a prescription.
What are the side effects of zinc oxide?
No significant side effects have been reported with the use of topical zinc oxide products. Minor skin sensitivity or irritation has been reported in some individuals.
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