petrolatum topical (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment, Neosporin Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical ointment

  • 54%

topical lip balm

  • 77%
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Skin or Lip Moisturizing

Apply topically to affected area(s) prn

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical ointment

  • 54%

topical lip balm

  • 77%
more...

Skin or Lip Moisturizing

Apply topically to affected area(s) prn

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Potential for hypersensitivity

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Warnings

Cautions

For external use only

Does not contain sunscreen; use sunscreen in conjunction in sun exposed areas

Do not use in nose to avoid lipid aspiration; use water based moisturizer formulated for nasal use instead

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: A

Lactation: Avoid application to breast area if breast feeding

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Skin emollient and protectant

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