Zincofax Extra Strength (White Petroleum/Zinc Oxide - non Rx) Customer Reviews

Zincofax Extra Strength

Rx Prescription Required    RxFormulation : Ointment

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Zinc oxide and petrolatum is a topical skin product utilized as a protective coating for mild skin irritations and abrasions. It aids in the healing process of chapped skin and diaper rash. Zinc oxide functions as a mild astringent with some antiseptic properties. Petrolatum and zinc topical together effectively seals out moisture, aiding in the prevention of diaper rash and other minor skin irritations.

Uses and Dosage

Apply this medication exclusively to the skin. Adhere to all instructions provided on the product package or as directed by your doctor. If you have any inquiries, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Ensure the medication does not come into contact with the eyes. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with plenty of water.

If you’re using the spray form, shake the container well before each use.

You can anticipate this medication to begin its action within 12 hours. Inform your doctor if your condition worsens, fails to improve, persists for more than 7 days, or recurs after a few days.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • skin sensitivity or irritation

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • increased redness or skin irritation
  • worsening rash
  • hives
  • difficult breathing
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat


  • Before using zinc oxide, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product might contain inactive ingredients capable of triggering allergic reactions or other issues.
  • If you have a skin infection in the affected area, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication.
  • It’s uncertain whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Zincofax Extra Strength is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Zincofax Extra Strength ointment:
    • 47 / 40 %


What precautions should be taken with Zincofax?

You should not use Zincofax on deep skin wounds or severe burns. You should also avoid getting it in your eyes.

How often can you use Zincofax?

This medication is normally applied to the affected areas several times daily on an as needed basis.


  1. https://www.zincofax.ca/en/faq#:~:text=How%20many%20times%20per%20day,often%20as%20each%20diaper%20change
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/zinc-oxide-topical-application-route/description/drg-20075525
  3. https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/medications/zinc-oxide-topical
  4. https://medbroadcast.com/drug/getdrug/zincofax
  5. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-64762/zinc-oxide-white-petrolatum-topical/details
  6. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/petrolatum-and-zinc-oxide-topical.html#side-effects

Additional information

Generic name:

White Petroleum/Zinc Oxide – non Rx





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