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Brand Names: Eurax

Generic Name: crotamiton topical (Pronunciation: crow TA mi ton)

What is crotamiton topical (Eurax)?

Crotamiton is a scabicide. The exact way that crotamiton works is unknown.

Crotamiton topical is used to treat scabies and to reduce itching associated with certain conditions.

Crotamiton topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of crotamiton (Eurax)?

Serious side effects are not likely to occur. 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).

Mild itching, burning, or stinging may occur upon application.

Notify your doctor if your condition worsens or if unusual itching, redness, swelling, burning, or a rash occurs.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about crotamiton topical (Eurax)?

Do not take this medication by mouth.

Do not use more of this medication than is recommended.

Avoid application to the mouth, nose, or eyes.

Treat sexual and other close contacts who are also infected.

To prevent reinfection, wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, hair brushes, and combs with a strong cleanser in hot water to remove any mites or eggs.



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