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Calaminol Lotion

Manufactured byPASTEUR LABORATORIES PVT. LTD
ContainsCalamine
Description
Calaminol Lotion is a topical medicine containing Calamine. It is used to treat skin conditions like rash, minor burns or cuts, insect bites, sunburn, or skin irritation due to chicken pox, measles, poison ivy, etc. It helps to relieve dryness, itchiness, and irritation of the skin. Calaminol Lotion may rarely show side effects such as a burning sensation or redness at the site of application. These side effects are self-limiting. However, consult your doctor if they persist or worsen. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it. Calaminol Lotion should be used as prescribed by your doctor. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film over the affected area and spread uniformly. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, or mucous membranes. Rinse thoroughly with water in case of accidental contact. Avoid using bandages or other dressings on the affected area unless specifically instructed by your doctor to do so. Calaminol Lotion is not likely to interact with other medicines taken orally or as an injection. However, it is always better to consult your doctor before using this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Calaminol Lotion

  • Skin rash, red or itchy skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Burning sensation

Uses of Calaminol Lotion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Skin conditions
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for Calaminol Lotion to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Calaminol Lotion remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Calaminol Lotion has no habit-forming tendency.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Due to the lack of safety information, Calaminol Lotion should be used during pregnancy only upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Due to the lack of safety information, Calaminol Lotion should be used while breastfeeding only upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid using Calaminol Lotion if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Due to the lack of safety information, Calaminol Lotion should be used during pregnancy only upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Due to the lack of safety information, Calaminol Lotion should be used while breastfeeding only upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

External use

Calaminol Lotion is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, or open wounds.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Calaminol Lotion as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of Calaminol Lotion is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period in large quantities. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply Calaminol Lotion to the affected area as instructed by your doctor. Do not use Calaminol Lotion more often or for a longer duration than advised by your doctor. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, or nose. Rinse thoroughly with water in case of accidental contact. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Calaminol Lotion gives a soothing effect that reduces the sensation of itching and relieves skin irritation.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical Astringent, Topical soothing agent, Skin Protectant

Schedule

OTC

Medicines.org.uk. 2022. [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 July 2022].

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4822.pdf

Medicines.org.uk. 2022. [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 July 2022].

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1580.pdf

Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2022. Calamine. [online] Available at: [Accessed 13 July 2022].

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Calamine
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Information on this page was last updated on 29 Jul 2022

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