Metanium Ointment is a treatment for nappy rash.

What is it used for?

  • Nappy rash.

How does it work?

  • Metanium ointment contains titanium dioxide, titanium peroxide, titanium salicylate in a water-repellent, siliconised base. It is a type of medicine called a barrier ointment and is used to treat nappy rash.
  • Barrier ointments like Metanium work by forming a protective water repellent film on surface of the skin. This creates a barrier between the baby's delicate skin and the irritants in urine and faeces.
  • After removing the soiled nappy, gently clean the skin and pat it dry. Wash your hands and then dab a small amount of ointment onto the sore area of skin. Spread it thinly so that the skin texture can still be seen through the ointment.
Repeat this at each nappy change to treat nappy rash.

Not to be used in

  • Allergy to any ingredient.
  • This medicine should not be used if your child is allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if your child has previously experienced such an allergy.
  • If you feel your child has experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Side effects

  • Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
  • Skin irritation in people hypersensitive to any of the ingredients.
  • The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer.
  • For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

  • There are no reported interactions with this ointment.




Health Reference: Nappy Rash