Ammens Medicated

1 What is Ammens Medicated?

Brand: Ammens Medicated, Balmex, Boudreauxs Butt Paste, Critic-Aid Skin Care Pack, Delazinc, Desitin, Hemorrodil, Lassars Paste, Medi-Paste, Periguard, Perishield, Prevacare Personal Protective

Generic: Zinc Oxide

 is widely prescribed to treat diaper rash. This medicine is also used in burns and bed sore. Zinc oxide has astringent, soothing, and protective properties. 

In addition, it is used in topical preparations for eczema, slight excoriations, wounds and hemorrhoids. It also reflects ultraviolet radiation and can be used as a physical sunscreen. 

FDA has not yet classified this drug into a specified pregnancy category. This medicine is available as an over-the-counter (OTC) product. 

You can get this medicine in various dosage forms such as cream, ointment, paste, lotion, powder, spray, dressing, and gel.

2 What To Know Before Using

If you are about to start Ammens Medicated, the risk and benefit ratio of taking this drug should be considered. This is a decision that your doctor will make with your active participation. 

There are some important factors such as drug interaction, metabolic impairment, hypersensitivity reaction, pregnancy, lactation etc. which may alter the drug action. 

Sometimes, presence of other health disorders affects the beneficial effects of this medicine and may even cause serious complications. Make sure you mention to your doctor if you have any other medical problems. 

Furthermore, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. The use of zinc oxide is contraindicated if there is history of allergic reactions to zinc oxide or any component of the preparation.

Although there are no known well-documented drug interactions, you should not use any other medicine or cream concurrently with such medications. 

It is always recommended to consult with your doctor if you are in need of some drugs for another health problem in order to avoid unwanted serious effects. 

3 Proper Usage

Medicines should be used following the instructions given by your doctor. The dose of Ammens Medicated will vary according to patient’s condition or requirements. 

The amount of medicine that you take should not exceed the maximum therapeutic dose. Also, the frequency of your daily drug administration and the duration of drug therapy depend on the particular medical problem for which you are taking the medicine. 

For prevention and treatment of diaper rash, you should apply this medicine every 8 hours to the affected area of the skin as needed. You should wash your hands with soap and water before and after applying this medicine. 

After removal of wet and soiled diapers, you should clean the diaper area promptly and allow it to dry. You can use soap and water for this purpose. 

You may apply this medicine liberally as often as necessary with each diaper change, especially at bedtime or anytime when prolong exposure to wet diapers takes place. 

Always try to use this prescribed medicine in time. If you miss any dose of this medicine, you should apply it as soon as possible. But if it is time for your next dose, then you should skip the missed dose and go back to your regular treatment schedule. 

You should store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and direct light. All kinds of medicines should be kept out of the reach of children. Outdated medicine must be disposed in an appropriate way.

4 Precautions To Take

Regular visits are recommended to make sure this medicine is working properly. Ammens Medicated is intended for topical use only and you should be careful not to get it in the eyes. 

Some important measures should be taken if you feel any discomfort following this drug therapy. You should stop use and ask your doctor if the condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days.

As zinc oxide reduces therapeutic efficacy of hydroxyquinolone, you should not use these drugs concurrently.

Moreover, zinc oxide preparations may be harmful if swallowed. If you or someone you know may have taken zinc oxide preparations by mouth, seek emergency medical help or contact your local poison control center right away.

5 Potential Side Effects

There are some unwanted side-effects associated with Ammens Medicated that usually do not need medical attention. These side-effects usually go away during the treatment episode as your body adjusts to the medicine. 

In addition, your healthcare professional may advise you about the ways to prevent or reduce those unwanted adverse effects. Sometimes, you may need to seek medical help if you feel excessive discomfort. 

Possible side effects of zinc oxide preparations are: 

  • Skin rashes
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.