Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion

Generic Name: Calamine, Paramoxine

  • What is this medication?

    Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion is a skin protectant and topical analgesic. It is intended to provide temporary relief from itching and pain related to rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac; insect bites; and minor skin irritation and cuts. It can also dry the oozing and weeping of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion?

    This product is for external use only. When using Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion, avoid contact with the eyes.

    Stop using the product and ask a doctor if your condition gets worse or doesn't improve within 7 days, your symptoms last for more than 7 days, or symptoms clear up then return within a few days.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. If it is swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion?

    Talk to your doctor if you have any health concerns that could lead to unwanted side effects related to this product.
  • What are the possible side effects of Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
  • What should I avoid while taking Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion?

    Do not swallow this product or get it in the eyes.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion?

    If Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion?

    Adults and children 2 years: Shake well before using. Apply Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion to the affected area no more than 3 to 4 times daily.

    Children <2 years: Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Caladryl Anti-Itch Lotion?

    Store at room temperature.