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Zinc Oxide 20%/Cholestyramine 5% Topical Ointment

Bayview Pharmacy's Zinc Oxide 20%/Cholestyramine 5% Topical Ointment is a semi-solid formulation, dispensed in a tube for external application. This compounded medication, with its greasy or oily base, aids in the delivery of therapeutic agents for localized treatment. It is typically used for treating skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, and rosacea, as well as aiding in wound healing and infection control.

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Formula Information

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Bayview Pharmacy's Zinc Oxide 20%/Cholestyramine 5% Topical Ointment is a semi-solid formulation, dispensed in a tube, designed for external application to the skin. This unique compounded formulation is specifically designed to provide localized treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis.

Zinc Oxide, a mineral known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, makes up 20% of this formulation. It works to reduce redness and inflammation associated with these skin conditions. The other active ingredient, Cholestyramine, is a bile acid sequestrant that makes up 5% of the formulation. It aids in reducing itching and inflammation, providing relief from the discomfort these skin conditions can cause.

The ointment is designed to provide a greasy or oily base that aids in the delivery of these therapeutic agents to the skin. This ensures effective localized treatment, typically used for conditions such as skin inflammation, infections, or wound healing. Despite its greasy base, the formulation is non-irritating and non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores or cause further irritation. This makes it suitable for all skin types.

Application is simple and straightforward. Patients are advised to apply a thin layer of the ointment to the affected area twice daily, or as directed by their healthcare provider. This ensures optimal absorption of the active ingredients and maximizes the therapeutic benefits.

If you have any questions or need further information about Bayview Pharmacy's Zinc Oxide 20%/Cholestyramine 5% Topical Ointment, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our team of compounding pharmacists is here to provide the guidance and support you need.

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This compounded formulation of Zinc Oxide 20%/Cholestyramine 5% Topical Ointment is a semi-solid preparation, dispensed in a tube, specifically designed for external application to the skin. The greasy or oily base of the ointment aids in the delivery of the active ingredients, providing localized treatment for a variety of skin conditions. It is typically used for the management of skin inflammation, infections, and wound healing.

The ointment is indicated for the treatment of various skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Zinc Oxide, one of the active ingredients, is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that helps reduce redness and itching associated with these skin conditions. Cholestyramine, the other active ingredient, is also an anti-inflammatory agent that helps reduce inflammation and irritation. Additionally, Cholestyramine helps to reduce the production of sebum, which can help alleviate the severity of acne.

When used in combination, these two ingredients can provide effective relief from the symptoms of these skin conditions. Patients are advised to apply the ointment to the affected area twice daily, or as directed by their healthcare provider. It is crucial to avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes. If irritation or redness occurs, discontinue use and contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Patients should also avoid using other topical medications or products on the same area as this ointment to prevent potential interactions or adverse reactions. If you have any questions or concerns about using this formulation, please consult with your healthcare provider to ensure safe and effective use.

How Does it Work

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This compounded formulation of Zinc Oxide 20% and Cholestyramine 5% is a semi-solid topical ointment designed for external application to the skin. It is dispensed in a tube and provides a greasy or oily base that aids in the delivery of the medication for localized treatment. This formulation is typically used for conditions such as skin inflammation, infections, or wound healing.

Zinc Oxide is an anti-inflammatory agent that helps reduce redness, itching, and irritation associated with various skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. On the other hand, Cholestyramine is an anti-fungal agent that helps to reduce the growth of fungi and bacteria on the skin, which can cause further irritation and inflammation.

Together, these two ingredients work synergistically to reduce inflammation, itching, and irritation, while also helping to reduce the growth of fungi and bacteria on the skin. This dual-action approach helps to manage and alleviate symptoms associated with a variety of skin conditions, promoting healthier skin.

When using this topical ointment, it is crucial to apply it to the affected area as directed by your healthcare provider. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, and mouth. If you experience any irritation or discomfort while using this ointment, discontinue use and contact your healthcare provider immediately.

If you have any questions about this formulation or how it works, please do not hesitate to reach out. Our team of compounding pharmacists at Bayview Pharmacy is here to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have.

Other Uses

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This compounded formulation of Zinc Oxide 20%/Cholestyramine 5% Topical Ointment is a semi-solid preparation, dispensed in a tube for external application to the skin. It is designed to provide a greasy or oily base that aids in the delivery of medication or therapeutic agents for localized treatment. This formulation is typically used for conditions such as skin inflammation, infections, or wound healing.

Moreover, this topical ointment can be used to treat a variety of other skin conditions, including contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and fungal infections. It is effective in reducing inflammation and itching associated with insect bites and stings. It can also be used to treat diaper rash and other skin irritations in infants and young children. This formulation can also be used to treat minor burns and sunburns, as well as to protect the skin from further damage. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

For patients and prescribers considering this formulation, it is important to note that it should not be used on open wounds or on areas of the skin that are broken or infected. Additionally, it should not be used on the face or around the eyes. It is also important to note that this formulation should not be used for longer than two weeks without consulting a healthcare provider.

If you have any questions about this formulation or its uses, please do not hesitate to reach out. It is always important to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new medication or treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Zinc Oxide 20%/Cholestyramine 5% Topical Ointment?

This is a semi-solid formulation that is dispensed in a tube and is designed for external application to the skin. It provides a greasy or oily base that aids in the delivery of medication or therapeutic agents for localized treatment.

What is the purpose of this ointment?

This ointment is typically used for conditions such as skin inflammation, infections, or wound healing. It helps to deliver the therapeutic agents directly to the affected area.

How should I apply this ointment?

This ointment should be applied externally to the skin, directly on the affected area. Always follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

What are the active ingredients in this ointment?

The active ingredients in this ointment are Zinc Oxide and Cholestyramine. Zinc Oxide is present at a concentration of 20% and Cholestyramine is present at a concentration of 5%.

What does Zinc Oxide do?

Zinc Oxide is a mineral that is used to treat and prevent skin conditions. It works by forming a barrier on the skin to protect it from irritants and moisture.

What does Cholestyramine do?

Cholestyramine is a medication that is used to treat certain skin conditions. It works by binding to certain substances in the body to help remove them.

Can I use this ointment on open wounds?

This ointment is typically used for wound healing. However, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before applying it to open wounds or severely damaged skin.

What should I do if I experience any side effects?

If you experience any side effects such as skin irritation, redness, or swelling, stop using the ointment and contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Can I use this ointment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Before using this ointment, inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action.

How should I store this ointment?

This ointment should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep the tube tightly closed when not in use and out of reach of children.

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Formulas and/or material listed are not to be interpreted as a promise, guarantee or claim of therapeutic efficacy or safety. The information contained herein is not intended to replace or substitute for conventional medical care, or encourage its abandonment. Every patient is unique, and formulas should be adjusted to meet their individual needs.
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