Dimeticone


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Topical Head pediculosis As 4% soln: Apply once wkly for 2 doses. As a skin protectant As 5% cream: Apply liberally covering entire affected area as needed. As 1.2 % lotion: Apply as needed.
Dosage Details
Topical/Cutaneous
Skin protectant
Adult: As 5% cream: Apply liberally covering entire affected area as needed. As 1.2 % lotion: Apply to affected area as needed.
Child: Same as adult dose.

Topical/Cutaneous
Head pediculosis
Adult: A 4% soln: Apply once wkly for 2 doses. Rub into hair and scalp, allow to dry naturally, shampoo after Min 8 hr or overnight.
Child: ≥6 mth Same as adult dose.
Special Precautions
Childn.
Adverse Reactions
Dermatologic: Irritation of the skin and around the eyes, itchy or flaky scalp, hypersensitivity reactions.
Patient Counseling Information
Avoid hair exposure to open flame or other source of ignition during or after application. Avoid contact w/ the eyes.
Action
Description: Dimeticone is commonly found in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations. It physically coats lice hence disrupting water homeostasis resulting to gut rupture and death. It is also used to protect and relieves chafed, chapped or cracked skin.
Storage
Store at room temp. Do not freeze. Protect from excessive heat.
References
Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion (Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 04/07/2017.

Joint Formulary Committee. Dimeticone. British National Formulary [online]. London. BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 04/07/2017.

Remedy Dimethicone Moisture Barrier Cream (Medline Industries, Inc). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 04/07/2017.

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