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General Information on Dimethicone

Generic Name : Dimethicone

Latest prescription information about Dimethicone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiflatulents

Why is Dimethicone Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Dimethicone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Dimethicone?

Adult:
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 20C to 25C
Keep out of the reach of children

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