Zinc oxide Pharmacology

Zinc oxide

About Zinc oxide
Zinc compound, A sunscreen,antipruritic.
Mechanism of Action of Zinc oxide
It works by providing a skin barrier and helps in healing and prevent skin irritation. It acts as a sunscreen which absorbs incident solar radiation in the UVA ranges and reduces its transmission to the skin.
Pharmacokinets of Zinc oxide
Onset of Action for Zinc oxide
Duration of Action for Zinc oxide
Half Life of Zinc oxide
Side Effects of Zinc oxide
3.Difficulty breathing
4.Tightness in the chest
5.Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
6.Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
7.Stop using zinc oxide rectal suppositories if you have rectal bleeding or continued pain.

Contra-indications of Zinc oxide
1.Hypersensitivity to Zinc oxide
2.Allergic to zinc, dimethicone, lanolin, cod liver oil, petroleum jelly, parabens, mineral oil, or wax.
Special Precautions while taking Zinc oxide
1.Allergic to Zinc preparations
2.Zinc oxide topical will not treat a bacterial or fungal infection
3.Keep the diaper area clean and dry to prevent worsening of skin rash. Change wet diapers as soon as possible. Allow the skin to dry thoroughly before putting on a fresh diaper
4.Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes
5.Do not use zinc oxide topical on deep skin wounds or severe burns
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Indications for Zinc oxide
1.To prevent minor skin irritations such as burns, cuts, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and diaper rash.
2.As sunscreen
3.Zinc oxide topical (for the skin) is used to treat diaper rash, minor burns, severely chapped skin, or other minor skin irritations.
4.Zinc oxide rectal suppositories are used to treat itching, burning, irritation, and other rectal discomfort caused by hemorrhoids or painful bowel movements
Interactions for Zinc oxide
Typical Dosage for Zinc oxide
Apply the medicament to the affected part 2 times daily.
Schedule of Zinc oxide
Storage Requirements for Zinc oxide
Store at 15 - 30 degree C.Protect from heat,light and moisture.Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Zinc oxide
Apply the missed dose as soon as noticed.
Effects of Overdose of Zinc oxide
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Zinc oxide in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for zinc oxide and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for zinc oxide may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take zinc oxide only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for zinc oxide before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for zinc oxide with the pharmacy.

Zinc oxide is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for zinc oxide might be better known than zinc oxide itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have zinc oxide in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for zinc oxide.