What is Dimethicone?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Dimetikon Cavilon Barrier Cream Sorbaderm Barrier Cream Show all


This is a topical medication that may be used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, scaly, skin and minor skin irritations.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chafing 1 0
Gastritis 1 0
Muscle soreness 1 2
Pressure sore 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dimethicone

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Dimethicone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Dimethicone


Stopped taking Dimethicone

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Dimethicone.