Crotamiton (Eurax®) is an alternative for the treatment of scabies. It is available by prescription only, in a 10% strength in both cream and lotion forms. Its mechanism of action is not known. The success rate for eradication is only 40-50%. When compared to permethrin, crotamiton is significantly less effective.
- Do not use more of this medication than is directed, and do not apply it to the facial area. Using too much of this medication could be very dangerous.
- Crotamiton topical is in the pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known Whether crotamiton topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
- It is also not known whether crotamiton passes into breast milk. Do not use crotamiton topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
- Do not use this medication if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it
- Do not apply crotamiton topical to open cuts or wounds. Doing so could cause too much medication to be absorbed by your body, which could be very dangerous.
- Stop using crotamiton topical and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).
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