Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Eurax (crotamiton) topical is a scabicide used to treat scabies and to reduce itching associated with certain conditions. Eurax is available in generic form. Serious side effects of Eurax are not likely to occur. Common side effects of Eurax include:
- itching, burning, or stinging upon application, or
- worsening skin irritation (such as itching, redness).
Tell your doctor if your condition worsens or if unusual itching, redness, swelling, burning, or a rash occurs after using Eurax.
To treat scabies, thoroughly massage into the skin of the whole body from the chin down, paying attention to all folds and creases. Apply a second dose 24 hours later. Clothing and bed linen should be changed the next morning. A cleansing bath should be taken 48 hours after the last application. To treat pruritus (itch), apply as recommended by your doctor. Do not apply other topical preparations to the affected area during treatment with Eurax topical. Other drugs may also interact with Eurax topical. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Eurax should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Eurax (crotamiton) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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 may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Eurax (Crotamiton Cream, Lotion)
Primary irritation reactions, such as dermatitis, pruritus, and rash, and allergic sensitivity reactions have been reported in a few patients.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Eurax (Crotamiton Cream, Lotion)
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