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Eskino Lotion

Manufactured byAlkem Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsCetrimide (0.1 %w/v) + Lindane (1 %w/v)
Description

Eskino Lotion is a topical combination medicine which may be used in the treatment of scabies and lice. It may also be used to prevent infections in cuts, small wounds, minor burns, grazes, nappy rash, and chapped hands.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Eskino Lotion

  • Skin blistering
  • Redness of skin
  • Skin rash
  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Tingling and numbness of skin
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

Uses of Eskino Lotion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Wound cleansing
  • Scabies
  • Lice
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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 this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine 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?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to cetrimide, lindane, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Neonates and premature infants

This medicine is not recommended for use in neonates and premature infants due to the increased risk of serious and life-threatening reactions.

Uncontrolled seizure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of uncontrolled seizure disorders since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

External use

This medicine is only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with the mouth and eyes.

Skin irritation

This medicine may cause skin irritation in some patients. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Neurotoxicity

This medicine should be used with the caution due to the increased risk of neurotoxicity. It is advised to consult the doctor before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

This medicine should be used only once. Hence, there is no possibility of missing a dose. Using this medicine more than once may cause serious life-threatening conditions.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Overdosing with this medicine may cause serious life-threatening conditions.
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

Amitriptyline

Ciprofloxacin

Ofloxacin

Disease interactions

Seizure disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with seizure disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is meant for external use only. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help. Follow all dosing instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than recommended by your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Cetrimide destroys or damages the cell membranes of bacteria; this eventually results in the death of bacteria. Lindane works by killing the lice and the eggs and mites of scabies.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Topical anti-infectives, Antiseptic

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Mhra.gov.uk. 2018 [cited 11 April 2018]. Available from:

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/par/documents/websiteresources/con553666.pdf

Boots Antiseptic Wound Wash - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 11 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/6734

Lindane - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00431

Lindane: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682651.html

DailyMed - Lindane lotion [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=ae63df5b-5334-4e9a-a255-d9ea1144b0ce
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Information on this page was last updated on 21 Dec 2018

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