Optrex

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Optrex uses

Optrex consists of Alcohol, Boric Acid, Chlorobutanol Hemihydrate, Hamamelis Distilled Water, Salicylic Acid.

Alcohol:


Drug Facts

Active Ingredients

​Petrolatum 85%

Dimethicone 1.5%

Purpose

​Skin Protectant

Uses

Temporarily protects minor - cuts - scrapes - burns -- Helps prevent, temporarily protects, and helps relieve chafed, chapped or cracked skin. Helps prevent and protect from the drying effects of wind and cold weather.

Warnings

For external use only.

Do not use on

- deep or puncture wounds - animal bites - serious burns

When using this product

do not get into eyes.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

- condition worsens - symptoms last more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within few days.

Directions:

Apply as needed.

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Other Information:

Store in a cool dry place with lid closed tightly

Inactive Ingredients

Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Zinc Stearate

Questions?

(800) 345-2231

SkinLube

Salicylic Acid:


Pharmacological action

Optrex is pharmaceytical active ingredient for topical use. Inhibits the secretion of the sebaceous and sweat glands. At low concentrations it has keratoplastic and in high doses keratolytic effect. Optrex (Salicylic Acid) has a weak antimicrobial activity.

Why is Optrex (Salicylic Acid) prescribed?

Monotherapy with Optrex (Salicylic Acid) and as part of combination therapies for inflammatory, infectious and other skin lesions, including burns, psoriasis, eczema, dyskeratosis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris, warts, hyperkeratosis, corn, callus, oily seborrhea, scaly skin disease, hair loss, sweating feet.

Dosage and administration

Optrex is applied to the skin surface 2-3 times / day.

Optrex (Salicylic Acid) side effects, adverse reactions

Rarely: local reactions such as itching, burning, skin rashes, allergic reactions.

Optrex contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Optrex (Salicylic Acid), renal failure, infancy.

Special instructions

The composition of the solution for topical use include ethanol.

Optrex drug interactions

Optrex (Salicylic Acid) is pharmaceutically not compatible with resorcinol (forms melted mixture) and zinc oxide (forms insoluble forms of zinc salicylate).

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Optrex pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Optrex available forms, composition, doses:

Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Optrex destination | category:

Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Optrex Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Optrex pharmaceutical companies:

Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."SKIN-LUBE (ALCOHOL) OINTMENT [PERFORMANCE HEALTH LLC]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."NEUTROGENA RAPID CLEAR 7 DAY ACNE INTERVENTION (SALICYLIC ACID) KIT [NEUTROGENA CORPORATION]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "BORIC ACID". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Optrex?

Depending on the reaction of the Optrex after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Optrex not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Optrex addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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