Lanolin

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Lanolin
Adult Indications & Dosage
Pediatric Indications & Dosage
Contraindications
Warnings & Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Use in Specific Populations
Administration & Monitoring
Overdosage
Pharmacology
Clinical Studies
How Supplied
Images
Patient Counseling Information
Precautions with Alcohol
Brand Names
Look-Alike Names

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Overview

Lanolin is a non-petroleum based lubricants that is FDA approved for the treatment of diaper dermatitis and protection of chafed skin or minor skin irritations due to incontinence. Common adverse reactions include burning, stinging, redness and irritation.

Adult Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Adult)

There is limited information regarding FDA-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Lanolin in adult patients.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Adult)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Lanolin in adult patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

  • There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Lanolin in adult patients.

Pediatric Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Pediatric)

Indications

  • Protects chafed skin or minor skin irritations due to incontinence and helps seal out wetness.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Pediatric)

Guideline-Supported Use

  • There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Lanolin in pediatric patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

  • There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Lanolin in pediatric patients.

Contraindications

There is limited information regarding Lanolin Contraindications in the drug label.

Warnings

  • For External Use Only
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Do not apply to deep or puncture wounds
  • If condition worsens, or does not improve within 7 days, consult a doctor

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

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

Adverse Reactions

Clinical Trials Experience

  • There is limited information regarding Clinical Trial Experience of Lanolin in the drug label.

Postmarketing Experience

  • There is limited information regarding Postmarketing Experience of Lanolin in the drug label.

Drug Interactions

There is limited information regarding Lanolin Drug Interactions in the drug label.

Use in Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category (FDA): There is no FDA guidance on usage of Lanolin in women who are pregnant.
Pregnancy Category (AUS):

  • There is no Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) guidance on usage of Lanolin in women who are pregnant.

Labor and Delivery

There is no FDA guidance on use of Lanolin during labor and delivery.

Nursing Mothers

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lanolin with respect to nursing mothers.

Pediatric Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lanolin with respect to pediatric patients.

Geriatic Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lanolin with respect to geriatric patients.

Gender

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lanolin with respect to specific gender populations.

Race

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lanolin with respect to specific racial populations.

Renal Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lanolin in patients with renal impairment.

Hepatic Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lanolin in patients with hepatic impairment.

Females of Reproductive Potential and Males

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Lanolin in women of reproductive potentials and males.

Immunocompromised Patients

There is no FDA guidance one the use of Lanolin in patients who are immunocompromised.

Administration and Monitoring

Administration

  • Topical
  • Gently cleanse and dry area
  • Apply liberally to affected area as needed
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Do not apply to deep or puncture wounds
  • If condition worsens, or does not improve within 7 days, consult a doctor

Monitoring

  • There is limited information regarding Monitoring of Lanolin in the drug label.

IV Compatibility

  • There is limited information regarding IV Compatibility of Lanolin in the drug label.

Overdosage

  • There is limited information regarding Chronic Overdose of Lanolin in the drug label.

Pharmacology

There is limited information regarding Lanolin Pharmacology in the drug label.

Mechanism of Action

There is limited information regarding Lanolin Mechanism of Action in the drug label.

Structure

There is limited information regarding Lanolin Structure in the drug label.

Pharmacodynamics

There is limited information regarding Pharmacodynamics of Lanolin in the drug label.

Pharmacokinetics

There is limited information regarding Pharmacokinetics of Lanolin in the drug label.

Nonclinical Toxicology

There is limited information regarding Nonclinical Toxicology of Lanolin in the drug label.

Clinical Studies

There is limited information regarding Clinical Studies of Lanolin in the drug label.

How Supplied

There is limited information regarding Lanolin How Supplied in the drug label.

Storage

  • Store at room temperature 20 deg C to 25 deg C 68 deg F to 77 deg F

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Patient Counseling Information

There is limited information regarding Patient Counseling Information of Lanolin in the drug label.

Precautions with Alcohol

  • Alcohol-Lanolin interaction has not been established. Talk to your doctor about the effects of taking alcohol with this medication.

Brand Names

Look-Alike Drug Names

Drug Shortage Status

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References

The contents of this FDA label are provided by the National Library of Medicine.

  1. "lanolin ointment".
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