Xenaderm

Generic Name: Castor Oil

  • What is Xenaderm?

    Xenaderm is a topical ointment (applied directly on the skin) used to promote healing and treat decubitus ulcers or bedsores, ulcers due to varicose veins, or open wounds. Xenaderm increases blood flow to your wound, helps fight bacteria, helps reduce pain, and removes unhealthy tissue from your wound.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Xenaderm?

    Xenaderm is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes or apply to new blood clots.

  • Who should not take Xenaderm?

    Do not use Xenaderm if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Xenaderm?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Xenaderm. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies, poor wound healing, hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells) or zinc deficiency, or other skin problems.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply a thin film of the ointment to the affected area(s) at least twice a day or as often as needed.

  • How should I take Xenaderm?

    Apply Xenaderm as prescribed by your doctor. You can leave the affected area in which the ointment was applied unbandaged or you can cover it with appropriate dressing. To remove the ointment, wash gently with appropriate cleanser.

  • What should I avoid while taking Xenaderm?

    Do not use Xenaderm in your eyes or apply to new blood clots.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Xenaderm?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Xenaderm at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Xenaderm?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: temporary stinging sensation

  • Can I receive Xenaderm if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Xenaderm during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Xenaderm?

    If you miss a dose of Xenaderm, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Xenaderm?

    Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.