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Medications

Zinc Oxide Paste

Uses

For skin irritation.

Instructions

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

Apply the medicine to the affected area.

Wash the area first before applying medicine.

Follow the instructions on the package to use this medicine correctly.

If you are using this medicine on the scalp or other hairy areas, move hair out of the way and apply as directly to the skin as possible.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine should only be used on the skin.

Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.

Gently rub the medicine into area until evenly spread.

Change wet and soiled diapers as soon as possible. After the diaper change, allow the area to dry before applying the medicine. Use with each diaper change, especially at bedtime.

Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.

Wash your hands after using this medicine unless your hands are part of the area being treated.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after handling the medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.

This medicine is available over-the-counter and does not require a prescription.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Seek medical attention if you see any signs of a serious infection. These signs include pain, increasing redness or pus where this medicine is being used.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • burning or stinging
  • skin irritation where medicine is applied

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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