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Dermazinc cream

Generic Name: antiseborrheic (AN-tye-seb-oh-REE-ik)
Brand Name: Examples include Dermazinc and Promiseb

Dermazinc cream is used for:

Relieving signs and symptoms of seborrhea and seborrheic dermatitis, such as itching, redness, scaling, and pain. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Dermazinc cream is an antiseborrheic. It works by helping to provide moisture to the affected area.

Do NOT use Dermazinc cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Dermazinc cream

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Dermazinc cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with Dermazinc cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances (eg, nuts)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Dermazinc cream. However, no specific interactions with Dermazinc cream are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Dermazinc cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Dermazinc cream:

Use Dermazinc cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Apply Dermazinc cream to the affected area as directed by your doctor. Massage the cream gently into the skin.
  • If the skin is broken, you may cover the area after applying Dermazinc cream, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • If you miss a dose of Dermazinc cream, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Dermazinc cream.

Important safety information:

  • Dermazinc cream is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water.
  • Do not apply Dermazinc cream over large areas of your body without first checking with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Dermazinc cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if Dermazinc cream is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Dermazinc cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Dermazinc cream:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Dermazinc cream:

Store Dermazinc cream between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not use if the metal seal has been broken. Keep Dermazinc cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Dermazinc cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Dermazinc cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Dermazinc cream or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Dermazinc cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Dermazinc cream. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Dermazinc cream.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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