Pramoxine/Calamine Topical

Reviewed on 9/22/2021

What Is Pramoxine/Calamine Topical and How Does It Work?

Pramoxine/calamine topical is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used for the relief of itching, pain, and discomfort of ivy, oak, and sumac poisoning.

Pramoxine/calamine topical is available under the following different brand names: Aveeno Anti-Itch Cream.

Dosages of Pramoxine/Calamine Topical

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Topical Lotion

  • 1%/8%

Topical Cream

  • 1%/3%

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Topical Pain

  • For the relief of itching, pain, and discomfort of ivy, oak, sumac poisoning
  • Adults and children over 2 years: Apply to affected area every 6-8 hours as needed

Children under 2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Pramoxine/Calamine Topical?

Side effects of pramoxine/calamine topical include:

  • Irritation
  • Itching

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Pramoxine/Calamine Topical?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Pramoxine/calamine topical has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Pramoxine/calamine topical has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Pramoxine/calamine topical has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Pramoxine/calamine topical has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.
     

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

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What Are Warnings and Precautions for Pramoxine/Calamine Topical? 

Warnings
 

This medication contains pramoxine/calamine topical. Do not take Aveeno Anti-Itch Cream if you are allergic to pramoxine/calamine topical or any ingredients contained in this drug.


Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity to any product component

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Pramoxine/Calamine Topical?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Pramoxine/Calamine Topical?”

Cautions

  • For external use only
  • Do not use in the eyes
  • Do not use on blistered or broken skin
  • If condition worsens, or if symptoms persist for longer than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days, discontinue use and reassess therapy

Pregnancy and Lactation

There is no information available regarding use of pramoxine/calamine topical during pregnancy. Caution is advised.

It is unknown if pramoxine/calamine topical is excreted in breast milk. Exercise caution while breastfeeding.

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of a health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/aveeno-anti-itch-cream-pramoxine-calamine-topical-999542

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