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Sun Screen Preparation

 
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Synonym :

Para-Amino Benzoic acid

Mechanism :

These agents absorb harmful UV radiations (290-320nm) and protect the skin from the exposure to sunlight. These preparations can be of two types:
1. Chemical agents: e.g. Benzophenones
2. Physical agents: These are opaque preparations, which reflect most of the UV radiations. e.g. Titanium dioxide, calcium carbonate, kaolin.


Indication :

• Preventing sunburn and protecting against skin damage from ultraviolet (UV) light.


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity.


Dosing :

As and when needed, apply gently to the skin.


Adverse Effect :

Photosensitization with chemical agents, skin irritation, acne.


Interaction :

No known interactions found.


07/15/2019 05:52:13 Sun Screen Preparation
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