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Titanium dioxide containing sunscreen is generally indicated to protect the skin from sunburns due to harmful UV radiations from sun rays. The formulation can prevent premature ageing including leathery skin and wrinkles. The drug can reduce the risk of skin cancer and iatrogenic sun sensitivity due to sulfa drugs, tetracyclines, chlorpromazine and phenothiazines.

Pharmacodynamics

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Pharmacokinetics

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Titanium dioxide Indications / Titanium dioxide Uses

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Titanium dioxide Adverse Reactions / Titanium dioxide Side Effects

Titanium dioxide can cause temporary staining of clothes and skin. Rarely, Titanium dioxide can cause serious allergic reactions with symptoms of troubled breathing, skin rashes and swelling of face, throat and tongue with dizziness.

Precautions

Titanium dioxide is contraindicated in individuals with an allergy to PABA, aminobenzoic acid, sulfa drugs and other anaesthetic drugs including tetracaine and benzocaine.

Caution should be exercised while applying sunscreen onto the face. Avoid contact with eyes. If so, rinse the eyes thoroughly with cold water.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

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Other Interactions

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Dosage

Apply sunscreen lotions onto the uncovered skin at least 30 minutes before sun exposure. About 30 gm of Titanium dioxide may be needed to cover the entire body skin surface. Reapply the cream/lotion containing Titanium dioxide every two hours, if needed.

Food(before/after)

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List of Contraindications

Titanium dioxide and Pregnancy

USFDA Pregnancy category of Titanium dioxide is unknown. However, pregnant women should avoid taking Titanium dioxide

Titanium dioxide and Lactation

Nursing mothers should consult a physician before taking Titanium dioxide

Titanium dioxide and Children

Sunscreen lotions or cream containing Titanium dioxide is contraindicated in infants less than six months of age.

Titanium dioxide and Geriatic

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Titanium dioxide and Other Contraindications

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Storage

Store at room temperature. Protect Titanium dioxide away from heat and light

Lab interference

Store at room temperature. Protect Titanium dioxide away from heat and light

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