Pramoxine zinc oxide
Generic Name: pramoxine and zinc oxide topical (pra MOX een and ZINK OX ide TOP ik al)
Brand Name: Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids, Tucks Hemorrhoidal, Anusol (obsolete)
Pramoxine is an anesthetic, or "numbing medicine." It works by interfering with pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain.
Zinc oxide is a mineral.
The combination of pramoxine and zinc oxide topical (for the skin) is used to treat itching, burning, irritation, or other rectal discomfort caused by hemorrhoids or painful bowel movements.
Pramoxine and zinc oxide topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about pramoxine and zinc oxide topical?
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using pramoxine and zinc oxide topical?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to pramoxine, zinc, dimethicone, lanolin, cod liver oil, petroleum jelly, parabens, mineral oil, or wax.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you are allergic to any drugs or any other numbing medicines.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether pramoxine and zinc oxide topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether pramoxine and zinc oxide topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use pramoxine and zinc oxide topical?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Wash your hands before and after applying this medicine. Wash the affected skin area with warm water and a mild soap. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly.
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