Highlights for zinc-oxide
zinc-oxide Side Effects
There have been no side effects reported this medicine. If you experience any unusual effects while using zinc oxide, contact your doctor or health care professional right away.
zinc-oxide May Interact with Other Medications
Interactions are not expected. Do not use other skin products at the same site without asking your doctor or health care professional.
How to Use zinc-oxide
This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription or product label. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply a generous amount to the affected area. Do not cover with a bandage or dressing unless your doctor or health care professional tells you to. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to zinc oxide, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if the area you are treating does not get better within a week.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature. Keep closed while not in use. Throw away an unused medicine after the expiration date.
Last Updated: September 15, 2009