Crotamiton (Eurax)

Category:

  • Miscellanenous

 Description:

  • Scabacide

Indications:

  • Scabies in adults

  • Scabies in children (non-FDA approved)

  • Pruritic skin

Contraindications:

  • Inflammation, abrasions, or breaks in skin or mucous membranes

Precautions:

  • Pregnancy category C

  • Children

 

Dosage:

Applied topically

  • Adult and child: TOP (cream, lotion) massage into skin of entire body from chin down; repeat application 24 hours later

 

Special considerations:

  • 60g is sufficient for 2 applications (adult)

  • Reapply locally during 48 hour treatment period after handwashing, etc

  • A cleansing bath should be taken 48 hours after the last application

  • After treatment, the topical use of corticosteroids to decrease contact dermatitis, antihistamines for pruritis; pruritis may continue for 4-6 weeks

    

 
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