Zipzoc Zinc Oxide Impregnated Stocking, Pack of 10

Provides a soothing and protective effect

Treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers

Primary contact layer under compression bandaging or hosiery


  •  As an aid in the treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers
  • If you have poor circulation in your veins (causing poor return of circulating blood from the feet and legs to the heart, known as chronic venous insufficiency), as a primary contact layer under compression bandaging or hosiery

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  •  As an aid in the treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers
  • If you have poor circulation in your veins (causing poor return of circulating blood from the feet and legs to the heart, known as chronic venous insufficiency), as a primary contact layer under compression bandaging or hosiery

Zipzoc Zinc Oxide Impregnated Stocking, Pack of 4

What Zipzoc is and what it is used for?

Zipzoc Zinc Oxide Impregnated Stocking is a sterile rayon stocking impregnated with an ointment containing 20% w/w Zinc Oxide. Zinc Oxide has a soothing and protective effect.

Zipzoc Zinc Oxide Impregnated Stocking is used:
• as an aid in the treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers
• if you have poor circulation in your veins (causing poor return of circulating blood from the feet and legs to the heart, known as chronic venous insufficiency), as a primary contact layer under compression bandaging or hosiery

What is venous leg ulcers?

A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) sore that takes more than 2 weeks to heal. They usually develop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle.

The symptoms of a venous leg ulcer include pain, itching and swelling in the affected leg.

There may also be discoloured or hardened skin around the ulcer, and the sore may produce a foul-smelling discharge.

See your GP if you think you have a leg ulcer, as it’ll need specialist treatment to help it heal.

Your GP will examine your leg and may carry out additional tests to rule out other conditions.

WHAT CAUSES VENOUS LEG ULCERS?

A venous leg ulcer is the most common type of leg ulcer, accounting for more than 90% of all cases.

Venous leg ulcers can develop after a minor injury, where persistently high pressure in the veins of the legs has damaged the skin.

Symptoms of venous leg ulcers

Venous leg ulcers are open, often painful, sores in the skin that take more than a month to heal. They usually develop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle.

If you have a venous leg ulcer, you may also have:

  • swollen ankles (oedema)
  • discolouration and darkening of the skin around the ulcer
  • hardened skin around the ulcer, which may make your leg feel hard
  • a heavy feeling in your legs
  • aching or swelling in your legs
  • red, flaky, scaly and itchy skin on your legs (varicose eczema)
  • swollen and enlarged veins on your legs (varicose veins)
  • an unpleasant and foul-smelling discharge from the ulcer

SIGNS OF AN INFECTION

A venous leg ulcer can be susceptible to bacterial infection.

Symptoms of an infected leg ulcer can include:

  • worsening pain
  • a green or unpleasant discharge coming from the ulcer
  • redness and swelling of the skin around the ulcer
  • a high temperature (fever)
  • an unpleasant smell coming from the ulcer

WHO CAN BE AFFECTED BY VENOUS LEG ULCERS

Venous leg ulcers are estimated to affect around 1 in 500 people in the UK, although they become much more common with age.

It’s estimated around 1 in 50 people over the age of 80 has one.

You’re more at risk of developing one if you previously had deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or find it difficult to walk because of a problem such as:

You’re also more at risk if you recently had an operation on your leg, such as a hip replacement or knee replacement.

People with swollen and enlarged veins (varicose veins) also have a higher risk of developing venous leg ulcers.

HOW VENOUS LEG ULCERS ARE TREATED

Most venous leg ulcers heal within 3 to 4 months if they’re treated by a healthcare professional trained in compression therapy for leg ulcers.

But some ulcers may take longer to heal, and a very small number never heal.

Treatment usually involves:

  • cleaning and dressing the wound
  • using compression, such as bandages or stockings, to improve the flow of blood in the legs

unless the underlying cause of the ulcer is addressed, there’s a high risk of a venous leg ulcer coming back after treatment

Where can you buy Zipzoc Zinc Oxide Impregnated Stocking?

You can buy Zipzoc Zinc Oxide Impregnated Stocking at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.

Can you buy Zipzoc Zinc Oxide Impregnated Stocking Over the counter?

Zipzoc Zinc Oxide Impregnated Stocking is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Zipzoc Zinc Oxide Impregnated Stocking but you might be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket.

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Brand

Zipzoc

How To Use

How to use Zipzoc
Always use ZIPZOC exactly as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. YCheck with your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure. The length of time you will need to use ZIPZOC for
and the number of times you will need to change it will depend on your circumstances. Your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse will advise you.
Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the stocking.
• slip your foot into the stocking and draw it up on the lower part of the leg from the base of the
toes to the knee
• smooth out any folds or wrinkles
• fold any excess stocking below the knee
• if you have a larger than normal calf size you must take care to apply the stocking without
constricting the lower leg
• an outer bandage may be applied by the nurse to compress the leg if you have poor circulation
and/or to prevent soiling of clothes
• change the dressing at least once a week to avoid the risk of infection and also to avoid the
stocking drying out

Delivery Options

Delivery options

All deliveries are subject to the availability of the product and product sale conditions been met.

Order & Collect
Free next-day collection from In-Store

UK Delivery

Standard Delivery within the UK £3.50 Delivery time 3-4 days
First Class Delivery within the UK £5.90 Delivery time 1-2 days
Priority Delivery within the UK £7.10. Next day delivery by 1pm. Order must be placed by 1pm. Priority delivery is only available Monday to Thursday.

Europe Delivery

Standard Delivery within EEC from £12.50 Delivery time up to 5 days depending on the local delivery service within your country.
Expedited Delivery within EEC £39.50 Delivery time 2 days. Delivery by DHL, UPS or TNT.

Rest of the World

Standard Delivery Rest of the World from £16.10 Delivery Time 10 – 15 Days
Expedited Delivery Rest of the World £55.09 Delivery 5 days. Delivery service by DHL, TNT or UPS

For more information see our Shipping Policy or view our Return policy.

Product Details

What you need to know before you use Zipzoc
Do not use Zipzoc if you:
– are allergic to zinc oxide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
– have used Zipzoc before and suffered a reaction to it
– suffer from arterial leg ulcers (ulcers caused by poor circulation in arteries rather than veins).
Consult your doctor, pharmacist or nurse immediately if you are unsure what kind of ulcer you have.
Warnings and precautions
If the outer bandage is inappropriate or the stocking is not changed often enough it can cause the
stocking to dry out.
Other medicines and Zipzoc
Please tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained without prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
There is no evidence to suggest that Zipzoc should not be used during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse for advice before taking any medicine.

Do not smoke or go near naked flames – risk of severe burns. Fabric
(clothing, bedding, dressings, etc) that has been in contact with this
product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing
clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally
remove it.

How to store Zipzoc
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use after the expiry date, which is stated on the pouch or the outer carton. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 30 °C.
Do not throw away any medicine via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Patient Information leaflet

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Please read before using the product

Side Effects

Possible side effects of Zipzoc

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Very rare (affect less than 1 person in 10 000)
• pain at the site of the ulcer
• swelling of the leg (oedema).
• local skin reactions such as rash, reddening and itching
• further deterioration of the wound

ngredients

What Zipzoc contains
– The active substance is zinc oxide 20 % w/w
– each stocking also contains white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin

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