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What is crotamiton?

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Drug Class: Scabicide and Pediculicide Single Agents

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Read directions carefully before start of therapy
  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth or vagina.
  • Before using, bathe and remove scaly skin.
  • Read directions carefully before start of therapy
  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth or vagina.
  • Before using, bathe and remove scaly skin.
  • Apply neck to toes, under nails and tissue folds.
  • Repeat application in 24 hr. Wash off 2 days later
  • Call doctor if you are not getting better
  • Wash clothing and bedding in hot water and dryer.

  • For cream products : Close contacts should be treated at the same time.
  • For lotion products : Shake well before using.

What are side effects of Crotamiton?Any warnings while using Crotamiton?How to use Crotamiton?What if you missed a dose of Crotamiton?What if you overdose on Crotamiton?

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  • People also askWhat can crotamiton be used for on the skin?What can crotamiton be used for on the skin?Crotamiton topical (for the skin) is used to treat scabies and to reduce itching associated with certain skin conditions.

    Precautions

    • Read directions carefully before start of therapy
    • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth or vagina.
    • Before using, bathe and remove scaly skin.
    • Read directions carefully before start of therapy
    • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth or vagina.
    • Before using, bathe and remove scaly skin.
    • Apply neck to toes, under nails and tissue folds.
    • Repeat application in 24 hr. Wash off 2 days later
    • Call doctor if you are not getting better
    • Wash clothing and bedding in hot water and dryer.

    • For cream products : Close contacts should be treated at the same time.
    • For lotion products : Shake well before using.

    What are side effects of Crotamiton?Any warnings while using Crotamiton?How to use Crotamiton?What if you missed a dose of Crotamiton?What if you overdose on Crotamiton?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?What can crotamiton be used for on the skin? Crotamiton topical (for the skin) is used to treat scabies and to reduce itching associated with certain skin conditions.

    How does crotamiton work to treat scabies? Crotamiton works by killing the mites that cause scabies. It also helps relieve itching related to scabies and other skin conditions. Crotamiton belongs to two classes of drugs: scabicides and antipruritics. This medication is for use on the skin only. Do not take this medication by mouth.

    Are there any side effects to taking crotamiton? Crotamiton topical side effects. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have: severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medicine.

    Who is the manufacturer of crotamiton in the UK? Crotamiton is marketed under the trade names Eurax, which is manufactured by Ranbaxy Laboratories in the USA, and GlaxoSmithKline in the UK, and Euracin, which is manufactured by Green Cross in South Korea. In Germany, it is marketed under the brand name Crotamitex. In India, it is sold as Eurax by Ranbaxy Laboratories .

    What do you need to know about crotamiton topical?

    What do you need to know about crotamiton topical? Crotamiton is an anti-parasite medicine that kills certain parasites that live or lay eggs in your skin. Crotamiton topical (for the skin) is used to treat scabies and to reduce itching associated with certain skin conditions.

    How is crotamiton used in the treatment of scabies? USES: This medication is used to treat scabies. Scabies is a skin infection caused by mites that burrow into the skin. Irritation from the mites leads to severe itching and small bumps / blisters filled with fluid/pus. Crotamiton works by killing the mites that cause scabies.

    How does crotamiton help in the treatment of sunburn? Crotamiton relieves itching by producing what is called a counter-irritation. As crotamiton evaporates from the skin, it produces a cooling effect. This cooling effect helps to divert your body’s attention away from the itching. Due to this cooling effect it is also effective for the relief of sunburn.

    How long does it take for crotamiton to work? Crotamiton relieves itching and skin irritation caused by skin conditions such as itchy dermatitis and allergic rashes. It can provide relief from itching for several hours after each application.