- zinc oxide
GSL: General Sales Licence
This information is intended for use by health professionals
Zinc and Castor Oil Ointment BP or Zinc and Castor Oil Cream BP.
Zinc oxide 7.5% w/w.
Excipient(s) with known effect
Refined Arachis Oil (30.5% w/w)
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1
For relief of the symptoms of nappy rash and as a protective water resistant cream for dry, chapped skin.
Topical. Applied directly to the skin.
Recommended doses and dosage schedules.
As required, up to four times daily or at each nappy change. The product is suitable for use by adults, children and the elderly.
Known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients listed.
For external use only.
Keep all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Instruct patients not to smoke or go near naked flames – risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings, etc.) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.
Zinc and Castor Oil Ointment BP contains Arachis Oil (peanut oil) and should not be applied by patients known to be allergic to peanut. As there is a possible relationship between allergy to peanut and allergy to Soya, patients with soya allergy should also avoid Zinc and Castor Oil Ointment BP.
Zinc and Castor Oil Cream BP contains Arachis Oil (peanut oil) and should not be applied by patients known to be allergic to peanut. As there is a possible relationship between allergy to peanut and allergy to Soya, patients with soya allergy should also avoid Zinc and Castor Oil Cream BP.
May mask x-ray pictures under certain circumstances.
No information is available on the safety of the product when used during pregnancy and lactation.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for 'MHRA Yellow Card' in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
Overdosage is unlikely. If accidentally ingested treatment should be symptomatic. Oral ingestion of large quantities of castor oil may cause nausea, vomiting, colic and diarrhoea.
D02AB Emollients and Protectives
Zinc oxide has a mild antiseptic action, and is useful for relieving the symptoms of nappy rash and other minor skin irritations.
The formulation as a whole acts to provide a mildly antiseptic water resistant emollient barrier for dry skin conditions and nappy rash.
No information available.
No data of relevance, which is additional to that included in other sections of the SPC.
White Beeswax (E901)
Refined Arachis Oil
Virgin Castor Oil
36 months unopened.
Store below 25°C.
100g: Styrene crystal jar and polypropylene cap.
500g: Polypropylene jar with lid