Zinc oxide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Zinc oxide

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

Pronunciation : z-ink o-xii-de

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Zinc oxide, 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 : Y57.9 Therapeutic Classification : Medical Foods

Trade Names/Brand Names of Zinc oxide

India :

International :

ARC, Balmex, Boudreaux Butt Paste, Caldesene, Calmol-4 Suppository, Critic Aid, 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, Unna-Flex(obsolete), PNS Unna Boot, Lassars Zinc, Nupercainal Suppository, Desitin Creamy Diaper Rash Ointment, Vaginex Powder, Yeast-X Powder, Mexsana, Calmoseptine Ointment (obsolete), Zincofax, Desitin Creamy, Secura Antifungal Extra Thick(obsolete), Johnsons Diaper Rash, Penaten Soothing, Aveeno Diaper Rash, Soothe & Cool Skin Paste.

Why is Zinc oxide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an emollient & skin protective, prescribed for diaper rash and other minor skin irritations.  It provides a skin barrier to prevent and help heal skin irritation.

When should Zinc oxide not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Zinc oxide?

Topical- As cream/ointment: Use as directed.

How should Zinc oxide be taken?

It comes as an ointment and cream to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Zinc oxide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• For external use only.

• Avoid contact with eyes, nose or mouth.

• It may be harmful if swallowed.

What are the side effects of Zinc oxide?

Severe allergic reactions such as rash, hives, difficulty in breathing and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.

What are the other precautions for Zinc oxide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Zinc oxide?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep it away from sunlight and moisture.