menthol topical/dimethicone topical (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Gold Bond Original Strength Body Lotion
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosing Forms & Strengths

menthol/dimethicone topical

topical lotion

  • 0.15%/5%

Itching

Temporarily relieves itching associated with minor skin irritations, minor burns, rashes due to poison ivy, oak and sumac, insect bites, sunburn; protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked skin

Apply topically up to 3-4 times daily

Dosage Forms & Strengths

menthol/dimethicone topical

topical lotion

  • 0.15%/5%

Itching

Temporarily relieves itching associated with minor skin irritations, minor burns, rashes due to poison ivy, oak and sumac, insect bites, sunburn; protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked skin

<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

Keep out of eyes

Do not use on deep or puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns

Discontinue if symptoms do not improve within 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days

Discontinue if tenderness, irritation, swelling, or pain persists or increases

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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

Dimethicone: Skin protectant; provides barrier against irritants and helps maintain moisture

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