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General Information on Crotamiton

Generic Name : Crotamiton

Pronunciation : kroe-TAM-ih-ton

Latest prescription information about Crotamiton. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Scabicides and Pediculicides

Trade Names/Brand Names of Crotamiton

Why is Crotamiton Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a scabicidal antipruritic, prescribed for scabies and itching. 

When should Crotamiton not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Crotamiton?

Topical Scabies- As 10% cream/lotion: Apply to the whole body from below the chin. 2nd application is applied 24 hours later. May need to use once daily for up to 5 days.
Pruritus- As 10% cream/lotion: Apply 2-3 times/day.

How should Crotamiton be taken?

It comes as a cream or lotion to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Crotamiton?

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes.

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of skin irritation, burnt skin, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Crotamiton?

   Local : Irritation, itching, and rash.

What are the other precautions for Crotamiton?

Wash your hands after applying this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Crotamiton?

Store it at room temperature.

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