What is this medication?
Menthol+Zinc Oxide (Topical), Calmoseptine
How does this medication work?
Menthol and zinc oxide are combined together to form a protective barrier to prevent irritation and help with healing. Menthol is a counter-irritant that dilates blood vessels, causing a sensation of coldness to help relieve itching. Zinc oxide is a mild astringent with weak antiseptic properties.
How should I take this medication?
Apply a thin layer to the affected areas 2 to 4 times daily as needed.
How to Apply: For external use only; avoid contact with eyes. Cleanse the affected area gently with mild cleanser prior to use and allow to air dry or pat dry. Do not have to completely remove before reapplication.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting menthol/zinc oxide ointment make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take, and activities you perform. Menthol/zinc oxide ointment should not be applied in the eyes, on deep or puncture wounds or on serious burns and bites. Menthol/zinc oxide when applied topically can cause an allergic reaction to occur. Discontinue if redness, irritation, swelling or other symptoms develop.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?The frequency and incidence of side effects is not well defined but do include:
Pruritus, skin rash, stinging of the skin, hypersensitivity reaction.
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