Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 18, 2021.
- Protectant, Topical
- Topical Skin Product
Forms a protective layer on the skin that acts as a barrier to moisture loss and a protector against repeated hydration and chemical irritants.
Little to no absorption.
Use: Labeled Indications
Skin protectant: To protect and prevent chafed, chapped, cracked, or windburned skin or lips or other minor skin irritations (eg, diaper rash, perineal dermatitis). Product-specific indications may vary; also refer to manufacturer's labeling.
There are no contraindications listed in the manufacturer's labeling.
Skin protectant: Topical: Apply to affected area as needed.
Refer to adult dosing.
Skin protectant: Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Topical: Apply to affected area(s) as needed.
Topical: For external use only; avoid contact with eyes. Formulation-specific application instructions may vary; also refer to manufacturer's labeling.
Store at room temperature; do not freeze. Avoid excessive heat.
There are no known significant interactions.
No ADRs in manufacturer's labeling.
• Self-medication (OTC use): For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes; flush with water with accidental contact. Do not apply to animal bites, deep puncture wounds, infected skin, or serious burns. Notify health care provider if symptoms worsen, do not improve within 7 days, or clear up and reoccur within a few days.
Dimethicone is not absorbed systemically following topical administration (Nair 2003). Use during pregnancy would not be expected to result in significant exposure to the fetus.
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