pramoxine (topical) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before using pramoxine topical?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to pramoxine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you are allergic to any drugs or any other numbing medicines.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether pramoxine topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without medical advice if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether pramoxine topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without medical advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use 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.
Pramoxine is usually applied to the affected area 3 to 5 times daily, depending on which form of this medication you use. Follow the label directions or your doctor's instructions about how much medication to use and how often.
Pramoxine hemorrhoid cream, lotion, foam, or medicated wipe may be used on the rectum after each bowel movement to treat hemorrhoid pain and itching.
Wash your hands before and after applying pramoxine topical. Wash the affected skin area with warm water and a mild soap. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly.
To use pramoxine on the skin, (spray, lotion, gel, or stick), apply just enough of the medication to cover the area to be treated.
To use the pramoxine medicated wipe to treat the hemorrhoid area, apply the medication by patting the wipe onto the rectal area. Avoid harsh rubbing. You may fold the wipe and leave it in place for up to 15 minutes. Each pramoxine medicated wipe is for one use only. Throw the wipe away after using.
Shake the pramoxine rectal foam before each use. Squirt only a small amount of the medicine onto a clean tissue and apply it to your rectum.
Do not insert this medication or the medicated wipe into your rectum. Use pramoxine topical only on the outside of the area.
Stop using pramoxine and call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if your condition clears up and then comes back.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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