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Calamine topical

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.




This medication is used to help relieve itching, pain and discomfort due to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

How To Use

Wash and completely dry the affected area before applying the lotion. Shake lotion well before use. Apply this medication to the affected area of skin, generally three to four times daily or as directed by your physician. Learn proper use of this medication. Consult your pharmacist. This medicine is for external use only. Notify your doctor if your condition does not improve in 7 days.

Side Effects

Very unlikely but report promptly: rash, irritation. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor your medical history and of any allergies you might have. Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes or on the inside of your nose, mouth or genital area.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially: other skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze.