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Generic name: lanolin topical

Brand names: Lanolin Hydrous, Lanolor Cream, Lansinoh for Breast Feeding Mothers, Lansinoh for Healthy Feet, Tender Care, Lan-O-Soothe, Soothe and Cool Free Medseptic Skin Protectant, Lantiseptic Dry Skin Therapy, Lantiseptic Original Skin Protectant

Dosage Forms

Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling.

Cream, External:

HPA Lanolin: (7 g, 40 g)

Lan-O-Soothe: (7 g, 28 g, 56 g)

Use: Labeled Indications

Skin protectant/conditioner for sore or cracked nipples due to breast-feeding

Dosage and Administration

Dosing: Adult

Topical: Apply to affected area as needed

Drug Interactions

There are no known significant interactions.

Adverse Reactions

There are no adverse reactions listed in the manufacturer's labeling.

Patient Education

  • Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)
  • Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.

Intended Use and Disclaimer: Should not be printed and given to patients. This information is intended to serve as a concise initial reference for healthcare professionals to use when discussing medications with a patient. You must ultimately rely on your own discretion, experience, and judgment in diagnosing, treating, and advising patients.

Source: Wolters Kluwer Health. Last updated May 10, 2016.