Last update Sept. 29, 2023

Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Zinc in topical administration (cutaneous or oral hygiene).

As an astringent and skin protector, zinc sulfate, zinc carbonate and zinc oxide (alone or associated with ferric oxide, forming calamine) are used topically on the skin. Widely used for skin protection of the diaper area in infants. Zinc acetate with erythromycin is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Zinc sulfate is also used in eye drops. Zinc citrate, zinc lactate and zinc chloride are used in mouthwashes and other oral hygiene preparations.

Because of the small dose used and poor absorption into plasma of most topical dermatological preparations, excretion into breastmilk in significant amount appears to be unlikely.

Do not apply on the breast to prevent infant ingestion; otherwise, wash it off thoroughly with water before the next breast feed.


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Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Other names

Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate is also known as Zinc (topical administration). Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in other languages or writings:

Groups

Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate belongs to these groups or families:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition:

  • Alpharégul Homme™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Amniolina pomada
  • Anticongestiva
  • Bioderm™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Biostar™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Body Glide Skin Formula
  • Calamycin™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Cicalfate™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Delazinc
  • Dermanol™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Dermic
  • Desitin (Деситин)
  • Diaper Rash
  • Lassadermil
  • Medotar™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Microsona BB
  • Orajel Mouth Aid™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Oxyplastine
  • Pasta Lassar (Chile)™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Pasta Lassar (Spain, Mexico)
  • Perfluxi Cremagel™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Procto Venart™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Rectinol™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Ruscus™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Saniderm
  • Steripaste
  • Sudocrem
  • Ungüento Sulfatiazol Rojtier™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Unitone 4 (2) (Chile)™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Unnus
  • Valiskin (Валіскін)
  • Xyloproct™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Zincation Plus™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Zincoderm
  • Zincoderma
  • Zineryt™. Contains other elements than Zinc oxide; Flowers of Zinc; Blanco de zinc (topical administration; Zinc Carbonate in its composition
  • Zipzoc

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 81 daltons

References

  1. Gozen D, Caglar S, Bayraktar S, Atici F. Diaper dermatitis care of newborns human breast milk or barrier cream. J Clin Nurs. 2014 Abstract
  2. Gupta M, Mahajan VK, Mehta KS, Chauhan PS. Zinc therapy in dermatology: a review. Dermatol Res Pract. 2014 Abstract

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