White petrolatum

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Ocular lubricant
Adult: As an ointment in combination with mineral oil: Apply a quarter inch to the inside of the lower lid as needed.

Wound dressings
Adult: Usage depends on product information.
Special Precautions
Ophthalmic application: Discontinue if eye pain, vision change, redness or eye irritation occurs or if condition worsens or persists >72 hr. Not to be used with contact lenses.
Adverse Reactions
Sensitisation or allergic reaction. Ophthalmic application: Temporary blurring of vision, irritation.
Drug Interactions
Increases absorption of topical drugs eg, corticosteroids creams.
Description: As a moisturiser, white petrolatum prevents water evaporation from the surface of the skin by creating an oily layer on the skin surface.
MIMS Class
Emollients, Cleansers & Skin Protectives
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