ZINC OXIDE, ointment



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.

Remarks

  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.