What is Zinc Oxide?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Boudreaux Butt Paste ARC Zinc Oxide Desitin Creamy

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See also: Nystatin-hydrocortisone-zinc oxide cream

Zinc Oxide is used as a protective coating for mild skin irritations and abrasions; soothing and protective ointment to promote healing of chapped skin, diaper rash.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Itching 2 1
Skin ulcers 2 2
Acne breakout 1 1
Anal fissures 1 0
Burning sensation in feet 1 0
Chafing 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zinc Oxide

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Zinc Oxide

Dosage Patients
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Zinc Oxide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Zinc Oxide

Duration

Currently taking Zinc Oxide

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Zinc Oxide

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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There are no evaluations for Zinc Oxide.