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Zinc oxide topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Zinc oxide topical is also known as: AmeriDerm PeriShield, Ammens Medicated, Anorectal Cream, Balmex, Caldesene, Calmol-4 Suppository, Delazinc, Desitin Creamy, Desitin Creamy Diaper Rash Ointment, Desitin Maximum Strength Original Paste, Desitin Rapid Relief Cream, Desitin Rapid Relief Creamy, Dr Smith's Diaper, Dr Smith's Rash+Skin, Geri-Protect, PNS Unna Boot, PeriGuard, Pinxav, RVPaque, Rash Relief, Secura Protective Cream, Triple Paste, Unna-Flex Elastic Unna Boot 4 inch, Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth Boosting Foundation SPF 15, Zincofax

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 16, 2021.

Zinc oxide topical Pregnancy Warnings

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during pregnancy.

AU TGA pregnancy category: Exempt
US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned

Animal studies are not available. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU Exempt: Medications exempted from pregnancy classification are not absolutely safe for use in pregnancy in all circumstances. Some exempted medicines, for example the complementary medicine, St John's Wort, may interact with other medicines and induce unexpected adverse effects in the mother and/or fetus.

US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D, and X are being phased out.

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Zinc oxide topical Breastfeeding Warnings

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during lactation.

Excreted into human milk: Data not available
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Balmex (zinc oxide topical)." Chattem Consumer Products, Chattanooga, TN.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Balmex (zinc oxide topical)." Chattem Consumer Products, Chattanooga, TN.

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