Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on June 9, 2020.
What is it?
Dimethicone (also called polymethylsiloxane) is a silicon-based polymer used as a lubricant and conditioning agent. It functions as an anti-foaming agent, skin conditioning agent, occlusive and skin protectant. It is found in many cosmetic and hygiene products like nail polish, conditioners, make-up, sunscreens, deodorants, and shampoo. Examples of products that contain dimethicone include Aveeno Moisturizing Lotion and Johnson's Baby Cream.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Amantadine Hydrochloride 100 mg
- Antara 90 mg
- Aspir-Low aspirin 81 mg
- Aspirin 81 mg
- Aspirin Enteric Coated 325 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 80 mg
- Budesonide (Enteric Coated) 3 mg
- Cephalexin Monohydrate 750 mg
- Creon 60,000 units amylase / 12,000 units lipase / 38,000 units protease
- Creon 120,000 units amylase / 24,000 units lipase / 76,000 units protease
- Envarsus XR 0.75 mg
- Ethosuximide 250 mg
- Excedrin Migraine (Geltab) acetaminophen 250 mg / aspirin 250 mg / caffeine 65 mg
- Fenofibrate 54 mg
- Nizatidine 300 mg
- Pancreaze 70,000 USP units amylase; 16,800 USP units lipase; 40,000 USP units protease
- Prazosin Hydrochloride 1 mg
- Strattera 10 mg
- Strattera 18 mg
- Tetracycline Hydrochloride 250 mg
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