WHITE PETROLATUM-MINERAL OIL TOPICAL - Watsons Health

WHITE PETROLATUM-MINERAL OIL TOPICAL

Description: As a moisturizer, white petrolatum prevents water evaporation from the surface of the skin by creating an oily layer on the skin surface.

  • Used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations (e.g., diaper rash, skin burns from radiation therapy).

How to use white petrolatum-mineral oil topical

  • Always refer to your doctors instructions before taking this medication. Duration and dosage will be determined by your medical condition and its response to the medication. Make sure to take this medication in the prescribed amount and time period even after symptoms disappear. Discontinuing the medication before completion of treatment may cause incomplete treatment of condition. If Symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
  • Apply to the skin only. Avoid sensitive areas such as your eyes, inside your mouth/nose, and the vaginal/groin area, unless the label or your doctor directs you otherwise. Check the label for directions about any areas or types of skin where you should not apply the product (e.g., on the face, any areas of broken/chapped/cut/irritated/scraped skin, or on a recently shaved area of the skin).

Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)

  • burning, stinging, redness, or irritation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Serious side effects (inform your doctor immediately)

  • unusual changes in the skin (e.g., turning white/soft/soggy from too much wetness), signs of skin infection.

Severe allergic reactions are rare. Get immediate medical help if you notice the following:

  • rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

Precautions

  • Inform your doctor.
    • Allergy to the medication or any allergies.
    • Medical History of skin cuts/infections/sores.
  • May cause light sensitivity (photosensitivity)
    • Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps.
    • Sunscreen and protective clothing are recommended when outdoors.
  • May worsen acne. If your skin is prone to acne breakouts, look for the word “non-comedogenic” (will not clog pores) on the label.
  • It is uknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Before breast-feeding, consult your physician.

 

Interactions

Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Missed Dose: If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Storage:

  • Room temperature
  • Do not expose to light and moisture
  • Do not store in the bathroom
  • Keep all medications away from pets and children

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