ARC Side Effects
Generic name: zinc oxide topical
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 4, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about zinc oxide topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name ARC.
For the Consumer
Applies to zinc oxide topical: topical application cream, topical application gel/jelly, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application paste, topical application powder, topical application spray, topical application stick
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, zinc oxide topical (the active ingredient contained in ARC) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking zinc oxide topical:
Incidence not known
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of zinc oxide topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Incidence not known
- Worsening of diaper rash
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to zinc oxide topical: compounding powder, rectal suppository, topical cream, topical dressing, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical paste, topical powder, topical spray, topical stick
The manufacturer has not provided adverse event information.[Ref]
More about ARC (zinc oxide topical)
- Dosage information
- During pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- En español
- Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Balmex (zinc oxide topical)." Chattem Consumer Products (2010):
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.