Sween cream

Generic Name: vitamin a and d (VYE-ta-min A and D)
Brand Name: Examples include Baza Clear and Sween

Sween cream is used for:

Relieving and protecting minor burns, sunburn, windburn, scrapes, chapped or chafed skin or lips, and other minor noninfected skin irritations. It is also used to treat or prevent diaper rash. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Sween cream is a skin protectant. It works by protecting the skin, which helps it heal.

Do NOT use Sween cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Sween cream

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

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Before using Sween cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with Sween 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

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Sween cream. Because little, if any, of Sween cream is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Sween 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 Sween cream:

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

  • Apply Sween cream liberally to the affected areas and rub it in thoroughly. Apply as often as necessary.
  • If using Sween cream for diaper rash, change wet and soiled diapers promptly. Cleanse the diaper area and allow it to dry. Use with each diaper change, especially at bedtime when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Sween cream, unless your hands are a part of the treated area.
  • If you miss taking a dose of Sween cream for 1 or more days, there is no cause for concern. If your doctor recommended that you use it, try to remember your dose every day.

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

Important safety information:

  • Do not use any other medicines or special cleansers on your skin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
  • Do not use on deep or puncture wounds, infections, or lacerations.
  • Do not get Sween cream in your eyes. If you get Sween cream in your eyes, rinse immediately with cool tap water.
  • Stop using Sween cream and ask a doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Sween cream, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Sween cream during pregnancy. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Sween cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Sween cream:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, 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, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Sween cream:

Store Sween cream between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Sween cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Sween cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Sween 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 Sween 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 Sween cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Sween 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 Sween cream.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
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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