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P - Caution when used during pregnancy

Crotamiton is a drug that is used as a scabicidal (for treating scabies) and an antipruritic. A prescribed lotion based medicine that is applied to the whole body to rid of the parasite that burrows under the skin and causes itching.
Crotamiton is a drug that is used as a scabicidal (for treating scabies) and an antipruritic. A prescribed lotion based medicine that is applied to the whole body to rid of the parasite that burrows under the skin and causes itching.

Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

Crotamiton has scabicidal and antipruritic action against Sarcoptes scabei. It is an effective pediculocide as well.

Crotamiton Indications / Crotamiton Uses

Information Not Available

Crotamiton Adverse Reactions / Crotamiton Side Effects

Nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Topical: Pruritus, contact dermatitis, rash, irritation, warm sensation.

Precautions

Monitor
Sensitivity
Discontinue use and notify health care provider if irritation or sensitization occurs, or if condition does not improve or worsens.
Skin condition
Assess and document skin condition before initial application and periodically throughout treatment. Identify areas where medication is to be applied and areas with inflammation, cuts, open wounds, or sores that should be avoided.
Over Dosage: No information is available on overdosage following topical application. Oral ingestion of the drug may cause burning sensation of the mouth, irritation of the buccal, esophageal, and gastric mucosa, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. No known specific antidote. Empty stomach by emesis or gastric lavage followed by symptomatic treatment.

Special Precautions

For external use only. Pregnancy

Other Drug Interactions

Information Not Available

Dosage

Topical/Cutaneous
Scabies
Adult: Apply a 10% cream/lotion to the whole body from below the chin after 1st bathing and drying. A 2nd application is done after 24 hr. May need to use once daily for up to 5 days for it to be effective.
Max Dosage: Once daily for 5 days.
Topical/Cutaneous
Pruritic skin disorders
Adult: Apply a 10% cream/lotion bid/tid onto the skin.
Child: <3 yr: Apply a 10% cream/lotion onto the skin once daily.


 

Food(before/after)

Information Not Available

List of Contraindications

Crotamiton and Pregnancy

Caution when used during pregnancy

Crotamiton and Lactation

Information Not Available

Crotamiton and Children

Information Not Available

Crotamiton and Geriatic

Information Not Available

Crotamiton and Other Contraindications

Hypersensitivity; acute exudative dermatitis. Application to the eye, mouth, other mucous membranes or on excoriated skin.

Storage

Topical/Cutaneous: Store at 15-30°C

Lab interference

Topical/Cutaneous: Store at 15-30°C

Crotamiton brands in India:

Crotorax Crotorax-HC Kertyol-S

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