ZINC OXIDE, ointment

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    Therapeutic action

    • Skin protector

    Indications

    • Dermatosis of kwashiorkor
    • Nappy rash
    • Eczema
    • First-degree burns
    • Protection of healthy skin when caustic products such as podophyllum resin or podophyllotoxin are to be applied

    Forms and strengths

    • 10% zinc oxide ointment, tube or jar

    Dosage

    • Child and adult: one application 1 to 3 times daily 

    Duration

    • According to clinical response

    Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

    • Clean the skin before applying the ointment.
    • Do not apply to exudative and/or superinfected lesions.
    • Pregnancy: no contra-indication
    • Breast-feeding: no contra-indication. Do not apply to the breasts.

    Storage

     
    –  Below 25 °C 
    Once the ointment has been exposed to a high temperature the active ingredients are no longer evenly distributed: the ointment must be homogenized before using.