menthol topical/zinc oxide topical (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Gold Bond Extra Strength Body Powder
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosing Forms & Strengths

menthol/zinc oxide topical

topical powder

  • 0.8%/5%

Pain and Itching

Temporarily relieves pain and itch associated with minor cuts, sunburn, insect bites, scrapes, prickly heat, minor burns, rashes, minor skin irritations; dries oozing of poison ivy, oak, and sumac

Apply topically up to 3-4 times daily

Dosage Forms & Strengths

menthol/zinc oxide topical

topical powder

  • 0.8%/5%

Pain and Itching

Temporarily relieves pain and itch associated with minor cuts, sunburn, insect bites, scrapes, prickly heat, minor burns, rashes, minor skin irritations; dries oozing of poison ivy, oak, and sumac

<2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

≥2 years: Apply topically up to 3-4 times daily

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Warnings

Contraindications

None

Cautions

For external use only

Avoid contact with eyes

Do not use on broken skin

Keep powder away from child’s face to avoid inhalation

Discontinue if condition worsens or symptoms do not improve within 7 days

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: A

Lactation: Not distributed in human breast milk

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

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

Menthol: Elicits mild local anesthetic effect

Zinc oxide: Skin protectant

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