Dimethicone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Dimethicone

Generic Name : Dimethicone
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Dimethicone are provided here.

Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y53.8 Therapeutic Classification : Antiflatulents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Dimethicone

India :

International :

Moisturel, Secura

Why is Dimethicone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an emollient, prescribed for pediculosis, and other skin conditions.

When should Dimethicone not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Dimethicone?

Topical- Head pediculosis- As 4% solution: Apply as directed.
Skin protectant- As 22% cream: With benzalkonium Cl: Apply several times/day as needed.

How should Dimethicone be taken?

It comes as a solution, cream to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Dimethicone?

• For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, nose and mouth.

What are the side effects of Dimethicone?

Rarely, redness, pain and irritation at the site of application.

What are the other precautions for Dimethicone?

• In case of intentional overdose, seek emergency help.
• Do not use if the individual unit or the pack is open or broken
• While using cream, get a professional advice for sunscreen protection
• Keep out of the reach of children.

What are the storage conditions for Dimethicone?

• Store at a room temperature between 20°C to 25°C
• Keep out of the reach of children
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