Eurax

Generic Name: Crotamiton

  • What is Eurax?

    Eurax is a topical medicine (applied to the skin surface) that is available in a cream and a lotion. Eurax is used to treat scabies (skin infection caused by a parasite) and skin itchiness.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Eurax?

    Eurax can cause severe irritation. If irritation occurs, stop using Eurax, and contact your doctor.

    Do not apply Eurax in your eyes, mouth, on inflamed skin, or on raw or weeping surfaces until the inflammation has gone away.

  • Who should not take Eurax?

    Do not use Eurax if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or if your skin gets irritated after the use of other topical medications.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Eurax?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Eurax. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Scabies

    Adults: Thoroughly massage into the skin of the whole body from the chin down, paying particular attention to all folds and creases of the skin. If directed by your doctor, apply again 24 hours later.

    Itching

    Adults: Apply to the affected area(s). Repeat as needed, or as directed by your doctor.

  • How should I take Eurax?

    Use Eurax exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Shake the lotion bottle well before using it. Stop using the lotion or cream when the signs and symptoms of scabies or itching go away, or as directed by your doctor.

    If you have scabies, take a routine bath or shower before applying Eurax. Thoroughly massage Eurax into your skin from the chin to your toes, paying particular attention to all folds and creases in your skin. Put Eurax cream or lotion under your fingernails after trimming them short, because scabies are very likely to remain there. You can use a toothbrush to apply Eurax under your fingernails. Immediately after use, wrap the toothbrush in paper and throw it away. Do not use the same brush in your mouth as this can cause poisoning. You may need a second application 24 hours after. Change your clothing and bed linen the next day. You can wash your contaminated clothing and linens in the hot cycle of the washing machine or send them for dry-cleaning. Take a cleansing bath 48 hours after your last application.

  • What should I avoid while taking Eurax?

    Do not get Eurax in your eyes or mouth.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Eurax?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Eurax at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Eurax?

    Side effects cannot 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.

    Side effects may include: allergic reactions, irritation of the skin, rash

  • Can I receive Eurax if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Eurax during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Eurax?

    If you miss a dose of Eurax, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Eurax?

    Store at room temperature.