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(crotamiton USP) Lotion/Cream
FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY
NOT FOR OPHTHALMIIC, ORAL, OR INTRAVAGINAL USE
Eurax (crotamiton USP) is a scabicidal and antipruritic agent available as a cream or lotion for topical use only. Eurax provides 10% (w/w) of the synthetic, crotamiton USP, in a vanishing-cream or emollient-lotion base containing: water, petrolatum, propylene glycol, steareth-2, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, laureth-23, fragrance, magnesium aluminum silicate, carbomer-934, sodium hydroxide, diazolidinylurea, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone and magnesium nitrate. In addition, the cream contains glyceryl stearate. Crotamiton is N-ethyl-N-(o-methylphenyl) -2-butenamide and its structural formula is:
Crotamiton USP is a colorless to slightly yellowish oil, having a faint amine-like odor. It is miscible with alcohol and with methanol. Crotamiton is a mixture of the cis and trans isomers. Its molecular weight is 203.28.
What are the possible side effects of crotamiton (Eurax)?
Serious side effects are not likely to occur. Stop using crotamiton topical and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).
Mild itching, burning, or stinging may occur upon application.
Notify your doctor if your condition worsens or if unusual itching, redness, swelling, burning, or a rash occurs.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You...
What are the precautions when taking crotamiton cream, lotion (Eurax)?
Before using crotamiton, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before...
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/12/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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