DermaBase is an over-the-counter medication used to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, and itchy skin. It is also used to treat minor skin irritations like diaper rash and skin burns from radiation therapy. Harsh soaps, the environment, too much bathing, aging, and skin conditions can cause dry, rough, itchy, or scaly skin. DermaBase is hypoallergenic and contains no active ingredient. DermaBase belongs to a class of drugs called topical emollients. It works by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin to trap water in the skin and reduce irritation. The emollient is less likely to cause allergic reactions.
We currently offer the brand DermaBase from Canada manufactured by Marcelle in the strength of 460 ml and 2000 ml ointment. There is no generic equivalent for this drug.
DermaBase is hypoallergenic and hardly causes side effects. Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using DermaBase. The most common side effects of DermaBase may include the following:
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Signs of a serious allergic reaction like rash, swelling of the face, tongue, throat, breathing difficulties, severe dizziness;
• Unusual skin changes
These are not all of the side effects of DermaBase. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not use DermaBase if you are allergic to any ingredient in DermaBase. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a skin graft;
• Have a skin infection or cut
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between DermaBase and other topical medications. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. DermaBase is hypoallergenic and should not harm a fetus. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is unknown if DermaBase passes into breast milk. Even if a small amount passes into breastmilk, it will not harm a nursing infant. Use DermaBase precisely as prescribed by your doctor. DermaBase may be used alone as a lubricant or as a non-sensitizing vehicle for most topical medications. Apply DermaBase ointment after bathing while the skin is still damp. Apply the ointment to the affected areas as needed. If you are treating dry hands, you may need to use the ointment every time you wash your hands, applying it throughout the day. If you use DermaBase ointment to treat diaper rash, clean the area well before use and allow the area to dry before applying the ointment. If you use DermaBase to treat radiation skin burns, do not apply within 4 hours of radiation treatment. Store at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.
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