Calamine

Latest prescription information about Calamine Lotion. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Calamine Lotion

Pronunciation : KAL-ah-mine

Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Topical

Trade Name(s): 
India- Calacare Soln, Caladryl Lotion, Calak Lotion, Calskin Lotion, Cimfi Lotion, Intracal Lotion .
International- Caladryl, Tronolane.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is an anti-itch medication that contains mixture of zinc oxide (ZnO) with about 0.5% iron (III) oxide, prescribed for itching skin conditions. This medication in some cases is used as a mild antiseptic to arrest infections caused by scratching the affected area. Calamine is proved to be an effective medication in acne treatment.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Hypersensitivity.

Category N : Not yet classified.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adult: Topical- Apply 1-4 times/day.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a lotion, to apply topically.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* For external use only. Not to be used on open wounds or burns.
*Avoid contact with eyes. If condition worsens stop the medication.

Side Effects : 
Local- Rash or irritation.

Other Precautions : 
* Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this lotion.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.