A+D Original Ointment


Generic Name: A+D Original Ointment Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.


What is A+D® Original Ointment used for?

A+D® Original Ointment is commonly used at every diaper change to help prevent diaper rash, especially at bedtime when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged.

A+D® Original Ointment helps to protect and helps relieve chapped, chafed or cracked skin and lips; forms a protective barrier to help seal out wetness.

A+D® Original Ointment may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information

How should I take A+D® Original Ointment?

Follow all directions on your prescription label.

Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

For skin irritation use: Apply liberally as needed.

For diaper rash use: change wet and soiled diapers promptly; cleanse the diaper area, and allow to dry; apply ointment liberally as often as necessary, with each diaper change, especially at bedtime or anytime when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged.

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes; if this occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use this medication.

How do I store A+D® Original Ointment?

A+D® Original Ointment is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store A+D® Original Ointment in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of A+D® Original Ointment that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush A+D® Original Ointment down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using A+D® Original Ointment?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of A+D® Original Ointment or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have deep or puncture wounds; animal bites; serious burns.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using A+D® Original Ointment during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking A+D® Original Ointment.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from A+D® Original Ointment?

A+D Original Ointment may cause following side effects, such as minor redness or swelling at the application site.

Seek medical attention immediately if any of the side effects become severe and you have one of following symptoms:

  • Allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • Condition worsens
  • Symptoms persist for more than 7 days, or clear up and occur again within a few days.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with A+D® Original Ointment?

A+D® Original Ointment may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with A+D® Original Ointment?

A+D® Original Ointment may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with A+D® Original Ointment?

A+D® Original Ointment may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using A+D® Original Ointment.

What is the dose of A+D® Original Ointment for an adult?

Apply liberally as needed.

What is the dose of A+D® Original Ointment for a child?

Apply liberally as needed.

How is A+D® Original Ointment available?

A+D® Original Ointment is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Ointment

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of A+D® Original Ointment, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: September 14, 2017 | Last Modified: September 14, 2017

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