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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Anest Hemor, Blistex Pro Relief, Calaclear, Caladryl Clear (obsolete), Callergy Clear, Curasore, Gold Bond Anti-Itch, Itch-X, PrameGel, Pramox, Prax, Prax Wipe, Proctofoam, Proctozone-P, Sarna Sensitive, Sarna Ultra, Summers Eve Anti-Itch, Tronolane

Generic Name: pramoxine topical (Pronunciation: pra MOX een TOP i kal)

What is pramoxine topical (Anest Hemor, Blistex Pro Relief, Calaclear, Caladryl Clear (obsolete), Callergy Clear, Curasore, Gold Bond Anti-Itch, Itch-X, PrameGel, Pramox, Prax, Prax Wipe, Proctofoam, Proctozone-P, Sarna Sensitive, Sarna Ultra, Summers Eve Anti-Itch, Tronolane)?

Pramoxine is an anesthetic, or "numbing medicine." It works by interfering with pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain.

Pramoxine topical (for the skin) is used to treat pain or itching caused by insect bites, minor burns or scrapes, hemorrhoids, and minor skin rash, dryness, or itching. Pramoxine topical is also used to treat chapped lips, and pain or skin irritation caused by coming into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.

Pramoxine topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of pramoxine topical?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using pramoxine topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • any new redness or swelling where the medicine was applied; or
  • severe pain, burning, or stinging where the medicine is applied.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about pramoxine topical?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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