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Zinc Oxide Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 26, 2019.

Applies to the following strengths: 5%; 10%; 20%; 40%; with cinoxate; 13%; 25%; 30%; 11.3%; 22%; 16%; 15%; 30.6%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatologic Lesion

Zinc oxide dressing: Apply as needed, wrap affected area without tension

Comments:
-The manufacturer product information should be consulted for complete application directions.

Usual Adult Dose for Diaper Rash

Zinc oxide 10%, 11.3%, 13%, 16%, 20%, 22%, 30.6% and 40% cream, 16% and 20% ointment, 12.8% and 40% paste, 15% powder, and 25% spray: Apply liberally as often as needed with each diaper change, especially at bedtime or any time exposure to soiled diapers may be prolonged

Comments:
-For external use only
-Change wet/soiled diapers promptly, cleanse diaper area and allow to dry.

Usual Adult Dose for Hemorrhoids

10% Zinc oxide suppositories: 1 suppository rectally up to 6 times daily or after each bowel movement

Comments:
-For rectal use only; gently cleanse and dry affected area prior to application.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Diaper Rash

Zinc oxide 10%, 11.3%, 13%, 16%, 20%, 22%, 30.6% and 40% cream, 16% and 20% ointment, 12.8% and 40% paste, 15% powder, and 25% spray: Apply liberally as often as needed with each diaper change, especially at bedtime or any time exposure to soiled diapers may be prolonged

Comments:
-For external use only
-Change wet/soiled diapers promptly, cleanse diaper area and allow to dry.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

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