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Zinc Oxide 5%/Camphor 1%/Phenol 1.87%/Boric Acid 2% Rectal Ointment

Bayview Pharmacy's Zinc Oxide 5%/Camphor 1%/Phenol 1.87%/Boric Acid 2% Rectal Ointment is a semi-solid formulation dispensed in a tube. It is designed for external application to the skin, providing a greasy or oily base that aids in the delivery of medication for localized treatment. This ointment is typically used for conditions such as pruritus ani, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal pruritus, and perianal dermatitis.

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Formula Information

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Bayview Pharmacy's Zinc Oxide 5%/Camphor 1%/Phenol 1.87%/Boric Acid 2% Rectal Ointment is a specially compounded formulation designed to address a range of conditions. This semi-solid formulation, dispensed in a tube, is intended 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.

This ointment is primarily used to alleviate skin irritation, itching, and inflammation associated with conditions such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and other rectal disorders. It also plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of infection and promoting wound healing.

The unique combination of active ingredients in this ointment works synergistically to provide relief and promote healing. Zinc oxide serves as a protective barrier for the skin, helping to reduce irritation and itching. Camphor, a well-known anti-inflammatory agent, helps to alleviate inflammation and itching. Phenol, a potent antiseptic, helps to minimize the risk of infection. Lastly, boric acid, known for its antifungal and antiviral properties, aids in promoting healing.

This ointment is user-friendly and can be directly applied to the affected area. It is deemed safe for use in adults and children over the age of two. If you have any queries about this formulation or its application, please do not hesitate to contact us at Bayview Pharmacy. We are here to assist you with your healthcare needs.

Drug Interactions

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This Zinc Oxide 5%/Camphor 1%/Phenol 1.87%/Boric Acid 2% Rectal Ointment is a semi-solid formulation 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 medication or therapeutic agents for localized treatment. It is typically used for conditions such as skin inflammation, infections, or wound healing.

It is crucial to understand that this formulation should not be used in conjunction with other rectal ointments or medications. Patients are advised to avoid contact with the eyes, nose, and mouth while using this product. It is also important to be aware that this formulation may interact with other medications, including antacids, antibiotics, antifungals, and other rectal medications. Therefore, patients should inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are currently taking before starting this treatment.

Patients should also be aware that this formulation may cause skin irritation or a burning sensation. If any of these symptoms occur, it is recommended to discontinue use and contact a healthcare provider immediately. Furthermore, this formulation may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. Signs of an allergic reaction may include itching, redness, swelling, or difficulty breathing. If any of these symptoms occur, discontinue use and seek immediate medical attention.

If you have any questions or concerns about this formulation or its potential interactions, please do not hesitate to contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist for further information and guidance.

How Does it Work

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Zinc Oxide 5%/Camphor 1%/Phenol 1.87%/Boric Acid 2% Rectal Ointment is a semi-solid formulation 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 medication or therapeutic agents for localized treatment. This ointment is typically used for conditions such as skin inflammation, infections, or wound healing.

The active ingredients in this ointment each play a crucial role in treatment. Zinc oxide is an anti-inflammatory and astringent, which helps to reduce inflammation and irritation. Camphor is an analgesic and antiseptic, which helps to alleviate pain and prevent infection. Phenol is an antiseptic and antifungal, which aids in reducing bacteria and fungi on the skin. Lastly, boric acid is an antiseptic and astringent, which further helps to reduce inflammation and irritation.

When applied to the affected area, this ointment works to reduce inflammation, irritation, and pain. It also helps to reduce bacteria and fungi on the skin, which can help to prevent infection. This ointment is typically applied to the affected area two to three times a day, or as directed by a healthcare provider.

It is important to note that this ointment is not recommended for use in children under two years of age, or in pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you have any questions about this formulation, please consult with a healthcare provider.

Other Uses

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This Zinc Oxide 5%/Camphor 1%/Phenol 1.87%/Boric Acid 2% Rectal Ointment is a semi-solid formulation 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 medication or therapeutic agents for localized treatment. This formulation is typically used for conditions such as skin inflammation, infections, or wound healing.

Aside from these, the ointment can also be used to treat minor skin irritations, diaper rash, and minor cuts and scrapes. It serves to soothe and protect the skin from further irritation. However, it is crucial to note that this formulation should not be used on deep or puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns. It is also not recommended for use on the face or in the genital area.

When using this formulation, it is essential to follow the directions provided by your healthcare provider. Always remember to wash your hands before and after applying the ointment. If you experience any irritation or discomfort while using this formulation, discontinue use and contact your healthcare provider immediately.

If you have any questions or concerns about using this formulation, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Bayview Pharmacy. We are here to assist you with your healthcare needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the purpose of this compounded formulation of Zinc Oxide 5%/Camphor 1%/Phenol 1.87%/Boric Acid 2% Rectal Ointment?

This ointment is designed for external application to the skin. It aids in the delivery of medication or therapeutic agents for localized treatment. It is typically used for conditions such as skin inflammation, infections, or wound healing.

How should I apply this ointment?

This ointment is dispensed in a tube and should be applied externally to the affected area as directed by your healthcare provider. Do not ingest or apply to open wounds without medical advice.

What is the role of Zinc Oxide in this formulation?

Zinc Oxide is known for its astringent, soothing and protective properties. It is often used in creams and ointments to treat minor skin conditions or to prevent skin irritation.

What does Camphor do in this ointment?

Camphor is a topical analgesic and a skin conditioning agent. It helps to relieve pain and reduce itching, making it useful in the treatment of various skin conditions.

Why is Phenol included in this formulation?

Phenol is a mild anaesthetic and antiseptic. It helps to numb the skin and prevent or treat infections.

What is the purpose of Boric Acid in this ointment?

Boric Acid has antifungal and antiviral properties. It is used in this ointment to help treat or prevent infections.

Can this ointment be used on all skin types?

Yes, this ointment can be used on all skin types. However, if you have sensitive skin or known allergies, it is recommended to do a patch test first or consult your healthcare provider.

What should I do if I experience any adverse reactions?

If you experience any adverse reactions such as redness, itching, burning, or other signs of skin irritation, stop using the ointment immediately and consult your healthcare provider.

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

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended to consult your healthcare provider before using this ointment.

How should I store this ointment?

This ointment should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Always keep the cap tightly closed when not in use to prevent the ointment from drying out.

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No compounded medications are reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy.
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