pramoxine and zinc acetate topical (Calaclear, Caladryl Clear, Caldyphen Clear)

Brand Names: Calaclear, Caladryl Clear, Caldyphen Clear, Callergy Clear

Generic Name: pramoxine and zinc acetate topical

What is pramoxine and zinc acetate topical?

Pramoxine and zinc acetate topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to relieve pain and itching caused by coming into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. This medicine also dries oozing or weeping from minor skin irritation.

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

What are the possible side effects of pramoxine and zinc acetate topical?

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

Less serious side effects may be 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 and zinc acetate topical?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using pramoxine and zinc acetate topical?

You should not use pramoxine and zinc acetate topical if you are allergic to it.

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not use this medicine on a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice.

How should I use pramoxine and zinc acetate topical?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Do not take by mouth. Topical medicine is for use only on the skin.

Shake well before using.

Clean the affected area with soap and water and let it dry before each use. Apply pramoxine and zinc acetate topical to the affected skin up to 3 to 4 times daily.

Stop using pramoxine and zinc acetate topical and call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 7 days, if they get worse, or if they disappear and occur again within a few days.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not apply two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of pramoxine and zinc acetate topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid while using pramoxine and zinc acetate topical?

Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes or mucous membranes.

What other drugs will affect pramoxine and zinc acetate topical?

Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about pramoxine and zinc acetate topical.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Reviewed on 7/12/2021

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