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Rashfree (zinc oxide, topical preparation)

Uses|Precautions & warnings|Side effects|Interactions|Dosage

Rashfree is the brand name of an ointment that contain zinc oxide. Zinc oxide treats mild skin irritation and is included as an ingredient in many cosmetics.

rashfree

Uses

What is Rashfree used for?

  • This medicine is used for the prevention and treatment of diaper rash by preventing wetness from coming into direct contact with the skin.
  • It also promotes healing of minor skin irritations, non-infected wounds and burns, abrasions, cuts, chafed skin, and sunburn.

How should I apply Rashfree?

Always wash hands thoroughly before and after applying the product. Wash the affected area with clean water and mild soap and pat dry the area before applying the ointment.

How do I store Rashfree?

This product is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.

There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Rashfree?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you (or your child) are/have:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
  • Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Unfortunately, there isn’t enough information about the safety of using this drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, it is likely safe to use. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking any medication.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Rashfree?

This medication is generally well-tolerated by most patients when taken as directed.

If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Rashfree?

Currently, no harmful interactions have been reported after using Rashfree or other zinc oxide ointments.

To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zinc oxide.

Does food or alcohol interact with Rashfree?

This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Rashfree™?

This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

What is the dose for an adult?

  • Clean the affected and surrounding areas of the skin with mild soap.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water and pat dry.
  • Apply a sufficient amount of zinc oxide ointment and rub gently on the affected areas of the skin once or twice daily. Use gauze dressing when needed.

What is the dose for a child?

For diaper rash:

  • Change wet and soiled diapers promptly.
  • Clean the diaper area and allow it to dry.
  • Apply a thin layer of zinc oxide ointment as often as necessary, with every diaper change, particularly at bedtime or when the skin may be exposed to wet diapers for a long period of time.

How is Rashfree available?

Rashfree is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Ointment containing zinc oxide 200 mg/g

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

Overdose is not likely to occur with topical preparations such as Rashfree. In case of accidental ingestion, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Rashfree https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/rashfree Accessed June 11, 2021

Zinc Oxide https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/zinc%20oxide Accessed June 11, 2021

Rashfree https://www.unilab.com.ph/products/rashfree Accessed June 11, 2021

Zinc oxide https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Zinc-oxide Accessed June 11, 2021

Zinc Oxide cream, ointment, paste https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/drugs/18700-zinc-oxide-cream-ointment-paste Accessed June 11, 2021

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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD Updated Jun 13
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