Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Zinc oxide

Generic Name : Zinc oxide

Pronunciation : z-ink o-xii-de

Latest prescription information about Zinc oxide. 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 : Y57.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Medical Foods

Trade Names/Brand Names of Zinc oxide

India : 

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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, D Read more..

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 to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

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.

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