Crotamiton

Description

Crotamiton is a topical anti-parasite, which is used in the treatment of scabies for killing the parasites on the skin. This medicine is also used to relieve itching and skin irritation associated with various skin conditions.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Crotamiton

  • Rash
  • Warm sensation

Uses of Crotamiton

What is it prescribed for?

  • Scabies
  • Pruritus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to crotamiton or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

External use only

This medicine is recommended for use only on the skin. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, or broken skin.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. 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 this medicine to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. 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
This medicine works by killing the eggs and mites of scabies. It also gives a soothing effect that reduces the sensation of itching and relieves skin irritation.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Scabicidal agent, Topical anti-infectives

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/crotamiton

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00265

[Internet]. Travelpharm.com. 2018 [cited 14 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.travelpharm.com/downloads/1365087068Eurax.pdf

Boots Derma Care Itch Relief Cream - Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 12 February 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/8295/pil

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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Feb 2019

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