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Crotamiton topical
CROTAMITON - 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.

CROTAMITON - TOPICAL

(crow-TAM-it-un)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Eurax

Uses

This medication is used on the skin to remove scabies and relieve itchy skin.

How To Use

This is for topical use only. Use this as directed. Shake the lotion well before using. To treat scabies, take a bath or shower. Apply the medication over the whole body from the chin down. Rub in gently paying special attention to skin folds and creases. Trim fingernails and apply the medication under the nails. Change all clothing and bed linens the next morning and wash them in the hot cycle of the washing machine. A second application of the medication should be done in 24 hours. Take a good cleaning bath or shower 48 hours after the last application. To relieve dry skin, apply a small amount of the medication to the affected area and rub it in gently until it disappears. Avoid use on open, irritated or inflamed skin. Avoid use near the eyes, mouth or vagina.

Side Effects

Notify your doctor if any of the following effects occur: burning/redness/irritated skin. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, especially of: other skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

Patient instructions should be dispensed with the medication.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not apply it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Store this out of reach of children.