Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton)
What is Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) used for?
Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) is a topical scabicide prescribed to treat patients with scabies. It operates by killing the organisms causing discomfort to reduce inflammation, irritation, and to prevent the return of your symptoms. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton)?
Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The medication is normally applied once every twenty four hours for three days. Before beginning treatment it is recommended to wash any clothing you have worn or bedding or towels you have used to kill any mites on them preventing them from returning. Take a shower and scrub the skin to remove any dirt, loose skin, or mites on its surface. Dry off thoroughly and gently massage the medication into the skin from the chin down to the toes being sure to treat any folds of skin or under the fingernails. Keep the cream away from the mucous membranes to avoid unexpected health problems that may occur. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton)?
Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) will not cause side effects in most patients when used correctly. Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as severe pain, burning sensations, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton) should not be used to treat patients with severe skin sores, who are allergic to crotamiton, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. It is also important to use caution of the patient is a young child to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Crotorax Cream (Crotamiton). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.