Generic Name: dimethicone (dye-METH-i-kone)
Brand Name: Examples include Aveeno Moisturizing Lotion and Johnson's Baby Cream
Dimethicone cream is used for:
Treating or preventing dry, itchy skin or minor skin irritations.
This product is an emollient. It works by moisturizing the skin.
Do NOT use dimethicone cream if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in dimethicone cream
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using dimethicone cream:
Tell your health care provider 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
- if you have an open wound, serious burn, or damaged, broken, or irritated skin
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with dimethicone cream. However, no specific interactions with dimethicone cream are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if dimethicone 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 dimethicone cream:
Use dimethicone cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Dimethicone cream is for external use only. Do not get dimethicone cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get dimethicone cream in your eyes, rinse immediately with cool tap water.
- Wash your hands before and after using dimethicone cream unless your hands are a part of the treated area.
- Wash and completely dry the affected area. Apply only enough of dimethicone cream to completely cover the affected area and gently rub in until it is evenly distributed.
- Do not wrap or bandage the treated area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- If you miss using dimethicone cream for 1 or more days, there is no cause for concern. If your doctor recommended that you use it, try to remember every day.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use dimethicone cream.
Important safety information:
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using dimethicone cream while you are pregnant. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use dimethicone cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of dimethicone cream:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Mild itching, burning, or stinging.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe or persistent itching, burning, or stinging; skin irritation; worsening dryness.
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 dimethicone cream:
Store dimethicone cream at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Keep dimethicone cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about dimethicone cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Dimethicone 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 dimethicone 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 dimethicone cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to dimethicone 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 dimethicone cream.
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.