IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
USES: Emollients are substances which soften and moisturize the skin. Emollients may be used as lubricants to treat or prevent dry, itchy skin and minor skin irritations (e.g., diaper rash).
HOW TO USE: This medication is to be applied to the skin as directed. Avoid use in the eyes.
SIDE EFFECTS: Most emollients can be used safely and effectively with no side effects. However, if redness, irritation or itching occur or continue, notify your doctor or pharmacist. Inform your doctor if the condition for which this medication was prescribed does not improve after a few days. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially: skin infections/disorders, any allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: any skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
NOTES: There are many types of emollient products available. Some contain other ingredients or may be scented. They are available in different forms such as oils, creams, lotions or sprays. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist on the product that may be best for you.
MISSED DOSE: Skip missed dose and resume your regular schedule.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature and keep away from moisture and sunlight. Do not freeze the liquid forms.
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