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Dimethicone Cream
Dimethicone Cream

Dimethicone Cream

Generic Name: Dimethicone (dye-METH-i-kone)Brand Name: Examples include Aveeno Moisturizing Lotion and Johnson's Baby Cream

Dimethicone Cream is used for:

Treating or preventing dry, itchy skin or minor skin irritations.

This product is an emollient. It works by moisturizing the skin.

Do NOT use Dimethicone Cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Dimethicone Cream

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Dimethicone Cream:

Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have an open wound, serious burn, or damaged, broken, or irritated skin

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Dimethicone Cream. However, no specific interactions with Dimethicone Cream are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Dimethicone Cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Dimethicone Cream:

Use Dimethicone Cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Dimethicone Cream is for external use only. Do not get Dimethicone Cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get Dimethicone Cream in your eyes, rinse immediately with cool tap water.
  • Wash your hands before and after using Dimethicone Cream unless your hands are a part of the treated area.
  • Wash and completely dry the affected area. Apply only enough of Dimethicone Cream to completely cover the affected area and gently rub in until it is evenly distributed.
  • Do not wrap or bandage the treated area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • If you miss using Dimethicone Cream for 1 or more days, there is no cause for concern. If your doctor recommended that you use it, try to remember every day.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Dimethicone Cream.

Important safety information:

  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Dimethicone Cream while you are pregnant. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Dimethicone Cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Dimethicone Cream:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild itching, burning, or stinging.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe or persistent itching, burning, or stinging; skin irritation; worsening dryness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Dimethicone Cream:

Store Dimethicone Cream at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Keep Dimethicone Cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Dimethicone Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Dimethicone Cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Dimethicone Cream. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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