Video: Latest Treatment for Hep C.

Calmoseptine Ointment

Generic Name: zinc oxide and menthol (topical) (ZINK OX ide)
Brand Names: ARC, Balmex, Boudreaux Butt Paste, Caldesene, Calmol-4 Suppository, Critic Aid, Delazinc, Desitin, Desitin Creamy, Desitin Creamy Diaper Rash Ointment, Diaper Rash Ointment, Diaper Relief, Flanders Buttocks Ointment, Medi-Paste, PeriGuard, Pinxav, RVPaque, Seniortopix Healix, Sportz Block Dark, Sportz Block Light, Sportz Block Medium, Triple Paste, Tronolane Suppositories, Znlin

What is Calmoseptine Ointment (zinc oxide and menthol (topical))?

Zinc oxide is a mineral.

zinc oxide and menthol topical (applied to the skin) is used to treat diaper rash, minor burns, severely chapped skin, or other minor skin irritations.

zinc oxide and menthol topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Calmoseptine Ointment (zinc oxide and menthol (topical))?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to zinc, menthol, dimethicone, lanolin, cod liver oil, petroleum jelly, parabens, mineral oil, or wax.

zinc oxide and menthol topical will not treat a bacterial or fungal infection. Call your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as redness and warmth or oozing skin lesions.

Slideshow: Fact or Fiction? The Top 15 Osteoarthritis Myths

Keep the diaper area clean and dry to prevent worsening of skin rash. Change wet diapers as soon as possible. Allow the skin to dry thoroughly before putting on a fresh diaper.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor if your condition does not improve within 7 days of treatment.

Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water right away. Do not use zinc oxide and menthol topical on deep skin wounds or severe burns. Get medical attention for more severe skin irritation or injury.

Avoid applying other skin medications on the same treatment area with zinc oxide and menthol, unless your doctor has told you to.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using Calmoseptine Ointment (zinc oxide and menthol (topical))?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to zinc, menthol, dimethicone, lanolin, cod liver oil, petroleum jelly, parabens, mineral oil, or wax.

zinc oxide and menthol topical will not treat a bacterial or fungal infection. Call your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as redness and warmth or oozing skin lesions.

FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while you are using this medication. It is not known whether zinc oxide and menthol topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use Calmoseptine Ointment (zinc oxide and menthol (topical))?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Apply enough of this medication to cover the entire area to be treated. zinc oxide and menthol often leaves a thin white residue that may not be entirely rubbed in.

To treat chapped skin, minor burn wounds, or other skin irritations, use the medication as often as needed. Apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub in gently.

To treat diaper rash, use this medication each time the diaper is changed. It is especially important to apply the medication at bedtime or whenever there will be a long period of time between diaper changes.

Keep the diaper area clean and dry to prevent worsening of skin rash. Change wet diapers as soon as possible. Allow the skin to dry thoroughly before putting on a fresh diaper.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor if your condition does not improve within 7 days of treatment.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the lid or cap tightly closed.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since zinc oxide and menthol topical is used as needed, it is not likely that you will be on a dosing schedule. Using extra zinc oxide and menthol to make up a missed dose will not make the medication more effective.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it.

An overdose of zinc oxide and menthol applied to the skin is unlikely to occur.

What should I avoid while using Calmoseptine Ointment (zinc oxide and menthol (topical))?

Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water right away. Do not use zinc oxide and menthol topical on deep skin wounds or severe burns. Get medical attention for more severe skin irritation or injury.

Calmoseptine Ointment (zinc oxide and menthol (topical)) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all. Talk to your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effects.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Calmoseptine Ointment (zinc oxide and menthol (topical))?

Avoid applying other skin medications on the same treatment area with zinc oxide and menthol, unless your doctor has told you to.

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have any effect on topically applied zinc oxide and menthol. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about zinc oxide and menthol topical.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
  • Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2006 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 1.03. Revision Date: 01/30/2008 4:51:14 PM.
Hide
(web5)