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Vusion Drug Interactions - Zinc Oxide Warnings and Precautions

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  • Vusion Drug Interactions
    There are currently no known Vusion drug interactions. As this eMedTV segment explains, since Vusion is an ointment and very little of it is absorbed through the skin and into the body, interactions are not likely to occur with other medicines.
  • Vusion Ointment for Diaper Rash
    If your child has a case of diaper rash, your healthcare provider may prescribe Vusion ointment. This eMedTV article gives a brief overview of this product, explaining how to use it and the specific type of diaper rash it can treat.
  • Vusion Overdose
    Potential symptoms of a Vusion overdose include cough, nausea, and fever. This eMedTV resource discusses the possible dangers of an overdose of Vusion (miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum) and describes treatment options that are available.
  • Vusion Side Effects
    At this time, it appears that Vusion side effects are not likely to occur. As this eMedTV Web page explains, although some side effects were reported in babies who used Vusion, these "side effects" may actually be symptoms of the diaper rash itself.
  • Vusion Uses
    Vusion is used for treating diaper rashes that are accompanied by a yeast infection. This page from the eMedTV Web site discusses Vusion uses in more detail and explains how the ointment works to treat diaper rashes complicated by yeast infections.
  • Vusion Warnings and Precautions
    Vusion ointment is approved only for diaper rashes with a proven yeast infection. This eMedTV segment offers other information to be aware of before starting Vusion. Warnings and precautions on who should not use the medication are also listed.
  • Wearing Contacts With Pink Eye
    If you wear contacts and are diagnosed with pink eye, throw away the lenses and lens case. This eMedTV resource further discusses the risk of wearing contacts with pink eye and explains how long you should wait before wearing contacts again.
  • What Are Ciprofloxacin Ear Drops Used For?
    Ciprofloxacin ear drops help treat otitis externa, an ear infection also known as "swimmer's ear." This eMedTV segment talks in more detail about using ciprofloxacin ear drops, including how they work and why they are sometimes used off-label.
  • What Causes Scarlet Fever?
    Scarlet fever is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains in detail how the toxins produced by these bacteria can cause scarlet fever and other conditions, such as strep throat.
  • What Causes Scoliosis?
    As this eMedTV page explains, there are several possible conditions that can cause scoliosis, including infections, birth defects, and tumors. This page explains what causes scoliosis, including the fact that, in most cases, the cause is unknown.
  • What Is a Concussion?
    If your child received a blow to the head, they may have a concussion and you don't know it. Concussions are not always obvious, and signs can show up weeks later after an injury. A concussion is a brain injury, period, and needs to be taken seriously. Watch for the following signs in your child, and if he or she reports any problems, seek immediate medical attention.
  • What Is Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES Used For?
    As a prescription antibiotic, amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES is used for treating ear infections. This eMedTV page further examines this drug, including information on how it works, why it is not approved for adults, and possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Clonidine ER Used For?
    This page from the eMedTV Web site talks about using clonidine ER to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and teenagers. This page also describes how ADHD is defined and whether clonidine ER is prescribed for unapproved purposes.
  • What Is Desonide Foam Used For?
    This eMedTV Web article explains that adults and children as young as three months old can use desonide foam to treat atopic dermatitis. This page describes how this prescription drug works to reduce inflammation and highlights possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Docosanol Used For?
    Docosanol treats cold sores by minimizing the infection. However, as this eMedTV article explains, docosanol is used for off-label reasons as well. This page describes these various uses in detail, explaining how the medication works.
  • What Is Fluocinonide Topical Solution Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, fluocinonide topical solution is used for treating poison ivy, eczema, dermatitis, and various other inflammatory skin conditions. This page takes a closer look at how this prescription drug works and describes other uses.
  • What Is Fluticasone Propionate Lotion Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, fluticasone propionate lotion is used for reducing itching and inflammation caused by mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis. This article takes a closer look at how this drug works and describes unapproved reasons to use it.
  • What Is Gatifloxacin Used For?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, gatifloxacin is only used for bacterial infections in the eye. It is not effective against viral eye infections. This page describes how this drug works, whether older adults and children can use it, and off-label uses.
  • What Is Gatifloxacin?
    This selection from the eMedTV library explains what gatifloxacin is and what condition it is commonly used to treat. This page also explains how the drug works and offers a link to more detailed information on this product.
  • What Is Imipramine Hydrochloride Used For?
    What is imipramine hydrochloride used for? As this eMedTV segment explains, imipramine is used for treating bedwetting in children and depression in adults. Occasionally, it may also be used "off-label" to treat chronic pain, bulimia, and ADHD.
  • What Is IPV Used For?
    IPV is a routine childhood vaccine used for preventing polio. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses uses for IPV in more detail and explains why it is important to get vaccinated even though polio has been eradicated from the United States.
  • What Is Isotretinoin Used For?
    Isotretinoin uses include treating severe nodular acne when other acne treatments have been unsuccessful. This eMedTV page further discusses what isotretinoin is used for, including possible off-label uses and whether it is safe for use in children.
  • What Is Lupron Used For?
    Relieving prostate cancer symptoms and stopping puberty are some of the uses for Lupron. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at what Lupron is used for, including possible unapproved uses of the drug. A link to more details is also provided.
  • What Is Lupron?
    A doctor may prescribe Lupron to treat prostate cancer symptoms or precocious puberty. This eMedTV Web selection further discusses what Lupron is, how it works, and how it affects the body. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Pimecrolimus Used For?
    Pimecrolimus is usually prescribed to treat atopic dermatitis when other treatments have failed. This eMedTV article discusses the uses of pimecrolimus in more detail, with information on how it works and when it may be prescribed for unapproved uses.
  • What Is Scoliosis?
    Scoliosis is a condition in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. This eMedTV selection addresses the question, "What is scoliosis?" and includes information on the condition's causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • What Is Strep Throat Caused By?
    This eMedTV article explains that strep throat is caused by a specific type of bacteria known as group A streptococcus. This page takes a brief look at other potentially dangerous conditions these bacteria may cause, such as pneumonia and bacteremia.
  • What Is Synagis?
    Synagis is prescribed to prevent serious problems that can occur in high-risk children exposed to RSV. This eMedTV page explains what this drug is, how it works to prevent RSV complications, and links to more detailed information on RSV and Synagis.
  • What Is Tessalon?
    Tessalon is a cough suppressant approved for adults and children as young as 10 years old. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of what Tessalon is, how it works, and what to expect while taking it. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Is the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Used For?
    The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is approved to prevent certain ear infections and pneumococcal disease. This eMedTV resource covers the uses of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in more detail and explains how this particular vaccine works.
  • What Is the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Used For?
    The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine offers protection against pneumonia and other conditions. This eMedTV article discusses the uses of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in more detail, including some of its off-label purposes.
  • What Is the Varicella Vaccine Used For?
    The varicella vaccine helps reduce a child's (or adult's) risk of developing chickenpox. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes how this vaccine works and explains whether there are off-label uses for the varicella vaccine.
  • What Is Topical Pimecrolimus?
    Pimecrolimus is a prescription skin cream licensed to treat mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis (eczema). This eMedTV page discusses what pimecrolimus topical cream is used for and what to discuss with your doctor prior to beginning treatment.
  • What Is Zinc Oxide Used For?
    Zinc oxide is primarily found in many non-prescription diaper rash creams, sunscreens, and vitamins. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at other zinc oxide uses, including its use in several medicinal and non-medicinal products.
  • What to Do
    First and foremost, if you think your child has a concussion, seek medical attention right away! A healthcare provider can make an appropriate diagnosis and tell you when it's safe for your child to return to sports and play. Second, keep your child on the sidelines until the healthcare provider says it's okay. Letting a child get back in the game too soon, before the injury has healed, can put them at risk for a second concussion, which can have an even greater impact on your child's health, possibly even leading to brain damage. Finally, make sure your child's coaches and instructors know that a concussion has occurred.
  • What to Do for a Teething Baby
    Many new parents are not sure what to do for a baby who is teething. This Web page from the eMedTV site provides some general tips on relieving pain associated with teething and explains what medicines are available for pain relief in young children.
  • What to Look for in Teething
    In this article from the eMedTV Web site, you will find information on what to look for in a baby who is teething and understand the potential severity of certain symptoms. A link to learn more about teething is also included.
  • What's the Big Deal About Breastfeeding?
    If you are thinking of breastfeeding your newborn, it may help to look at the benefits it can provide. This eMedTV article provides information on a number of benefits of breastfeeding, not only for little ones, but for mothers as well.
  • When All Else Fails, Bring Out the Electronics!
    Gameboys, DVD players, Nintendo DSs -- these amazing inventions are perfect for passing the time while traveling. Many of these games provide tools for children to learn how to follow instructions and learn strategies for playing various games. They can also be a helpful aid for your child in learning how to read or count. As with most things, moderation is the key. These are great breaks as well for parents' sanity, as these gadgets usually keep kids busy and quiet! Watching a favorite video can also provide some rest and downtime.
  • When Do Babies Begin Eating Solids?
    At some point, your baby will switch from a full liquid diet to one that includes solid foods. This eMedTV resource lists some of the things to look for (besides age) that may indicate that your child is ready to begin eating solid foods.
  • When Do Babies Get All Their Teeth?
    Most babies begin teething by 6 to 10 months of age, but when do babies get all their teeth? As this eMedTV page explains, all of a child's teeth usually come in by 30 months of age. However, the timing and sequence of tooth eruption can vary.
  • When Do Infants Begin Teething?
    As this page from the eMedTV Web library explains, infants typically begin teething between 6 and 10 months of age, although some may start earlier or later. This page lists the order and ages in which teeth appear and offers a link to more information.
  • When Does Colic Start?
    Colic generally starts when a baby is around three weeks old and usually lasts until month three or four. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at colic and explains how this condition is different from normal crying in babies.
  • When Is Synagis Season?
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, Synagis injections are given monthly during the RSV season, which is usually from November to April. This article further examines when Synagis is given and provides a link to more details on the uses of this drug.
  • When to Keep Your Sick Child Home From School
    Is it okay to send your child to school if they are sick? As you'll see in this eMedTV selection, it really depends on the symptoms. This article discusses when your child should be kept home from school -- and what to do if you're still not sure.
  • When to Raise the White Flag
    If every day is a struggle to get your child to take a medication, speak with your child's healthcare provider or pharmacist. This is especially important for medications that must be taken every day or for situations when very precise dosing is necessary. Work together to find creative, liveable solutions.
  • When to See Your Doctor for Pink Eye
    Pink eye often gets better on its own, or it can be easily treated with medicine. This segment from the eMedTV library explains when to see your doctor for pink eye and includes a list of symptoms that may indicate a more serious condition.
  • When to Start Baby Food
    Most babies are ready to start eating baby food between four to six months of age. This article from the eMedTV Web site includes a list of some of the other indicators that can help you figure out when baby food should be started.
  • Where to Start With Breastfeeding Twins and Multiples
    Is it possible to breastfeed more than one baby? This eMedTV Web page offers tips on where to start with breastfeeding twins and multiples, with details on how to get them to latch on, how often they need to be fed, and how to position them.
  • Yeast Diaper Rash
    A yeast diaper rash is an infectious type of diaper rash. As this eMedTV Web page explains, the overgrowth of yeast is a common result of a simple diaper rash that has gotten worse due to lack of treatment or the rash not responding to treatment.
  • Yeast Diaper Rash Treatment
    Antifungal creams and ointments are often used for treating yeast diaper rashes. This page from the eMedTV library briefly explains why this type of diaper rash occurs and describes various products that are currently available to treat it.
  • You and Your 7-Week-Old Baby
    As this eMedTV page explains, by 7 weeks old, your baby may be displaying his own facial expressions and possibly sleeping for longer intervals at night. This page further explains what to expect from your 7-week-old and offers tips on losing weight.
  • You and Your Baby -- Week 3
    A baby at three weeks old has begun to get into a rhythm that is predictable and comforting. This eMedTV page explains what to expect with your 3-week-old baby, including how to discern your baby's various cries and what to do if your baby has colic.
  • You and Your Baby -- Week 6
    By week 6, your baby may have experienced some form of diaper rash. This eMedTV Web page explains how to care for your six-week-old baby and discusses some signs of postpartum depression. This page also offers some helpful tips for this week.
  • You and Your Four-Week-Old Baby
    As this eMedTV page explains, your four-week-old baby may be able to lift his or her head from a lying-flat position. This page also offers tips on caring for your baby during week 4, including how to give a bath and how to promote good sleep habits.
  • Your 5-Week-Old Baby and You
    A five-week-old baby is starting to respond to external factors, such as smiling in response to your smile. This eMedTV page explores other developmental skills your baby may achieve during week 5, as well as helpful tips on caring for your baby.
  • Your Newborn Baby and the First Week
    There are several tips that can make taking care of your one-week-old baby easier. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of how to care for your newborn baby during week 1 of his or her life, including information on what to expect during this time.
  • Zinc Oxide
    Zinc oxide is a type of compound typically found in many diaper rash creams, sunblock, and supplements. This eMedTV page explores other uses of this compound, explains what forms it comes in, and discusses some general precautions.
  • Zinc Oxide and Breastfeeding
    Zinc oxide is typically considered safe for use by women who are breastfeeding. This eMedTV page further explores zinc oxide and breastfeeding, including the maximum daily amounts of zinc oxide that should be consumed by a woman who is breastfeeding.
  • Zinc Oxide and Pregnancy
    The maximum zinc oxide dose that pregnant women can safely take is between 34 and 40 mg (depending on age). This eMedTV page contains more information on zinc oxide and pregnancy, including the safety of using this product when pregnant.
  • Zinc Oxide Dosage
    There is no "standard" recommended zinc oxide dosage, as this compound is found in many different products. This eMedTV segment lists the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for zinc oxide, as well as the Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL).
  • Zinc Oxide Drug Interactions
    Tetracycline antibiotics, penicillamine, and cisplatin may negatively interact with zinc oxide. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses other important zinc oxide drug interactions, and describes the complications these interactions may cause.
  • Zinc Oxide Ointment Information
    Zinc oxide ointment is often used to treat diaper rash. This eMedTV Web page offers some helpful information about this product, including details on side effects and what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Zinc Oxide Overdose
    When too much zinc oxide is taken by mouth, it may cause overdose symptoms such as vomiting and bleeding. This eMedTV Web article explores the possible effects of a zinc oxide overdose and explains what treatments (if necessary) are available.
  • Zinc Oxide Side Effects
    If you use ointments containing zinc oxide, side effects may include itching, stinging, and burning. This eMedTV segment describes other possible side effects, including complications that may result from taking too much zinc oxide by mouth.
  • Zinc Oxide Warnings and Precautions
    As zinc oxide may not be suitable for everyone, make sure to discuss possible precautions with your doctor. This eMedTV page covers zinc oxide warnings and precautions that you should be aware of, including information on who should not use this product.
  • Zincoxide
    This eMedTV Web article explains that zinc oxide is commonly used in supplements, diaper rash creams, and sunscreens. This page also describes possible side effects of this mineral. Zincoxide is a common misspelling of zinc oxide.
  • Zink Oxide
    This page from the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of zinc oxide, a compound found in many diaper rash creams and sunscreens. This page also describes some general precautions with the product. Zink oxide is a common misspelling of zinc oxide.
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