What is ZinCream Medinova and when is it used?
ZinCream Medinova is a soft cream paste containing zinc oxide, which is easy to spread on the skin. Zinc oxide promotes wound healing and has a slightly disinfecting effect.
ZinCream Medinova is odourless, easy to wash off with water and adheres well to weeping skin. Thanks to its good water absorption capacity, it has a drying effect and is particularly suitable for moist and weeping skin diseases, e.g. soreness and weeping eczema.
ZinCream Medinova is used in the following cases:
Diaper dermatitis and intertrigo (skin chafing)
ZinCream Medinova is used for Healing of diaper dermatitis (redness and soreness on the buttocks) and intertrigo (redness and weeping sores in skin folds, also called skin wolf). Furthermore, ZinCream Medinova can also be used as a supportive agent or as a follow-up treatment if these skin diseases are aggravated by fungal and/or bacterial infections and must be treated primarily with a drug specifically active against these pathogens.
Minor skin damage
ZinCream Medinova is used to treat minor skin damage such as open and cracked skin, scratches, abrasions and cuts.
On the doctor's instructions, ZinCream Medinova can also be used to support the treatment of the wound edges of open wounds (e.g. leg ulcers or leg ulcers and bed sores), to prevent spreading of the wound and possible infection.
When is caution required when using ZinCream Medinova?
If local deterioration occurs or healing does not occur within 2 to 3 weeks, consult a doctor or a to see a doctor. If the general condition deteriorates (e.g. occurrence of fever), a doctor must be consulted immediately.
The parabens contained in this medicine can cause allergic reactions, including delayed reactions. Cetyl alcohol may cause localized skin irritation (e.g. contact dermatitis).
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you (or the child being treated)
- suffer from other diseases,
- have allergies or
- take other medicines (including those you bought yourself!) or use them externally.
Can ZinCream Medinova be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Based on previous experience, there is no known risk for the child when used as directed. However, systematic scientific studies regarding the use during pregnancy have never been carried out. Therefore, caution should be exercised when used during pregnancy.
ZinCream Medinova should not be applied to the nipple area while breastfeeding to avoid absorption by the infant.
As a precaution, you should avoid taking medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding or ask your doctor, pharmacist or druggist for advice.
How do you use ZinCream Medinova?
For external use on the skin
Diaper dermatitis, intertrigo, minor skin damage:
ZinCream Medinova is applied several times a day as required (2-4 times a day or with each diaper change), so that the treated areas are completely covered. The treatment generally lasts 2 to 3 weeks.
Wound edge treatment:
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, ZinCream Medinova should be applied thinly to the wound edges once a day when the dressing is changed. Treatment generally lasts until the wound shows improvement.
Stick to the dosage given in the package leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What side effects can ZinCream Medinova have?
Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100) h4>
Local allergic reaction, local skin redness
Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1000)
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist. This also applies in particular to side effects that are not listed in this leaflet.
What else needs to be considered?
ZinCream Medinova may only be used up to the date marked «EXP» on the container.
Store at room temperature (15-25 °C).
Keep medicines out of the reach of children.
Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information. These people have the detailed information for specialists.
What is in ZinCream Medinova?
1g of ZinCream Medinova contains:
200 mg zinc oxide
Propylene glycol (E1520), parabens (E214, E218, butyl parahydroxybenzoate), white petroleum jelly, viscous paraffin, cetyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, isopropyl myristate, decyl oleate, α -Tocopherol (E307), purified water.
Where can you get ZinCream Medinova? What packs are available?
ZinCream Medinova is available in pharmacies and drugstores without a doctor's prescription.
There are packs of 50 g and 3 x 5 g.
This leaflet was last checked by the drug authority (Swissmedic) in May 2020.