Crotamiton

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Crotamiton Brand Names- Crotan | Eurax

What is Crotamiton

Crotamiton is a topical scabicide and antipruritic agent. It is used for the treatment and eradication of scabies and symptomatic treatment of pruritic skin.

This drug was first employed in medical use in 1949; modern FDA approval was granted in 2007.

The drug has been associated with scabies treatment failure.

Indications

  1. pruritus
  2. Sarcoptes scabiei
  3. scabies

Side Effects

  1. atopic dermatitis
  2. pruritus
  3. rash
  4. skin irritation

Primary skin irritation reactions including pruritus, rash (unspecified), atopic dermatitis, and allergic sensitivity reactions have rarely been reported with crotamiton.

Some patients report a “cooling sensation” of the skin on application, and this may represent mild counter-irritant effect, and may contribute to antipruritic action.

Monitoring Parameters

  • laboratory monitoring not necessary

Contraindications

  • accidental exposure
  • breast-feeding
  • children
  • infants
  • neonates
  • ocular exposure
  • pregnancy

Interactions

There are no drug interactions associated with Crotamiton products.

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