What is Dimethicone?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Dimetikon Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel Cavilon 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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dimethicone

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently taking Dimethicone

Dosage Patients
1.2% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Dimethicone

Multiple reasons could be selected

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


Currently taking Dimethicone

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Dimethicone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
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.