Generic Name: Zinc Oxide Topical

Zincofax is a chemical compound found in several non-prescription products, such as diaper rash creams and sunblock, as well as one prescription diaper rash cream. The active ingredient of this medicine is Zinc Oxide topical which is used to treat minor burns and rashes on the skin. This compound is also used as a nutritional supplement or food additive. Although it is a "natural" product, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using it, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history.

It is most often found in creams, ointments, or pastes and is typically used to treat or prevent minor skin irritations, such as poison ivy or diaper rash. It is also used in some types of sunscreens. It can also be used as a source of zinc for food fortification or nutritional supplementation.

How to Use Zincofax Tablets

  • Zincofax comes in oral form such as tablets or in the form of skin cream, ointment, or paste. When applied to the skin, it leaves an opaque white residue.
  • Make sure to follow the instructions for your particular Zincofax skin product. Generally, it is best to apply the skin products in a thick, generous layer especially when used for treating diaper rash. For most uses on the skin, it is best to apply Zincofax often.
  • When taking it by mouth, make sure to follow the dosing recommendations for your particular product.

Cautions before use Zincofax Tablets

  • Zincofax creams and ointments should not be applied to skin wounds or irritations that may be infected.
  • If using Zincofax to treat a diaper rash, check with your child’s healthcare provider if the rash does not improve within a few days. A different type of treatment may be necessary.
  • When using Zincofax in the form of nutritional supplements, possible side effects may include nausea, vomiting, and a metallic taste in the mouth. Taking too much Zincofax by mouth can also lead to zinc toxicity, which can cause serious complications.

Zincofax Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Zincofax are as follows:

  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Itching
  • Tingling
  • Dark discoloration of the skin
  • A copper deficiency
  • Watery diarrhea
  • Coughing
  • Kidney problems
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Chills and a fever
  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Coughing
  • Mouth and throat irritation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • A metallic taste in the mouth

Zincofax Tablets Interactions and Overdose

Although there are no known drug interactions with using Zincofax in the form of skin creams and ointments, there are possible drug interactions that may occur if you take Zincofax in the form of oral supplements. Among the medications that may negatively interact with Zincofax include cisplatin, penicillamine, and tetracycline antibiotics. Some of these drug interactions with Zincofax may prevent certain medications from being absorbed into the bloodstream.

Although it is not likely that someone would overdose on Zincofax creams and ointments, it may be possible to take too much Zincofax when it is taken by mouth. Possible symptoms of an overdose may include dark urine, bleeding, and vomiting. Treatment for an overdose will likely involve supportive medical care.


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