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crotamiton Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips or tonque
- spreading of lesions
- severe skin irritation
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
- cooling sensation on the skin or mild skin irritation
crotamiton May Interact with Other Medications
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.
How to Use crotamiton
This medicine is for external use only. If you are using the lotion, shake the lotion well before use.
After taking a routine bath or shower, apply lotion or cream by massaging into the skin from the chin to the toes including skin folds and creases. Cut fingernails short and make sure to apply under fingernails too. A toothbrush may be used to apply under fingernails. If a toothbrush is used, wrap it in paper and discard it immediately after use. Accidental use of the same toothbrush in the mouth could cause poisoning. Do not apply the lotion or cream in the eyes or mouth. Do not apply to raw, weeping, or inflamed skin. A second application 24 hours later is recommended. Clothing and bed linen should be changed the next morning. Contaminated clothing and bed linen may be washed in the hot cycle of the washing machine or dry-cleaned. A cleansing bath should be taken 48 hours after the last use. Finish the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
For itchy skin:
Massage the cream or lotion into itchy patches until the medication is absorbed into your skin; repeat as needed. Do not apply in the eyes or mouth. Do not apply to raw, weeping, or inflamed skin.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- any raw or inflamed skin
- an unusual or allergic reaction to crotamiton, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Last Updated: January 5, 2010