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Eurax Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is crotamiton topical (Eurax)?
- What are the possible side effects of crotamiton (Eurax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about crotamiton topical (Eurax)?
- Who should not use crotamiton topical (Eurax)?
- How should I use crotamiton topical (Eurax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Eurax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Eurax)?
- What should I avoid while taking crotamiton (Eurax)?
- What other drugs will affect crotamiton (Eurax)?
- Where can I get more information?
Who should not use crotamiton topical (Eurax)?
Do not use this medication if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.
Crotamiton topical is in the pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether crotamiton topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is also not known whether crotamiton passes into breast milk. Do not use crotamiton topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use crotamiton topical (Eurax)?
Use crotamiton topical exactly as directed by your doctor, or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Never use more of this medication than is recommended.
To treat scabies:
- Shake the lotion well before use. Apply a thin layer of the cream or lotion to all body parts from the neck down to the soles of your feet (scabies does not usually infect the head). Apply the medication to dry skin and rub it in well. Leave the medication on for 24 hours, then, without washing, apply a second dose. Thoroughly wash off the medication 48 hours after the last application.
To treat itching:
- Massage the medication into the affected areas until it is completely absorbed. Repeat as necessary or as directed.
Do not apply this medication to the eyes, nose, or mouth. Flush with water if you get medication in any of these areas.
Do not apply crotamiton topical to open cuts or wounds. Doing so could cause too much medication to be absorbed by your body, which could be very dangerous.
To prevent reinfection, wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, hair brushes, and combs with a strong cleanser in hot water to remove any mites or eggs.
Store crotamiton topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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