Treats and prevents diaper rash, severely dry or chapped skin, minor burns, and other skin irritations.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
Adapt Paste, Coloplast Prep, D-R-C Peri-Rectal Creme, Dermadrox, Elon Barrier Protectant, Geri-Protect, Handshield, Kerodex 51, Kerodex 71, Lantiseptic Skin Protectant, Lantiseptic Therapeutic, Lobana Peri-Garde, PeriShield, Prean, Shield Skin
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to petrolatum, lanolin, dimethicone, or zinc oxide.
How to Use This Medicine
Ointment, Cream, Lotion, Pad, Swab, Spray, Paste
- Change wet and soiled diapers right away. Clean the diaper area and allow to dry.
- Clean minor wounds before applying this medicine.
- This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.
- Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Rub it in gently. Do not rub in the medicine that came in a pad, swab, or spray. Allow the pad, swab, or spray medicine to dry before covering the treated skin area.
- Apply this medicine as often as needed (for babies, with each diaper change), unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Store this medicine at room temperature in a closed container, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
- Keep this and all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- For adult women, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
- Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor.
- If someone accidentally swallows some of this medicine, call your local poison control center.
- If rash gets worse or does not get better within 7 days, call your doctor.
- Do not use this medicine on deep cuts or wounds or on skin that is infected.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Increased redness or blistering on the skin