Crotamiton


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Topical Scabies As 10% cream/lotion: Apply a thin layer uniformly onto the whole body from neck to toes after bathing. Repeat application once daily for a total of 3-5 days. Pruritic skin disorders As 10% cream/lotion: Apply gently onto affected area(s) bid or tid.
Dosage Details
Topical/Cutaneous
Scabies
Adult: As 10% cream/lotion: Apply a thin layer uniformly and massage thoroughly onto the whole body from neck to toes after bathing and drying. Repeat application once daily, preferably in the evening, for a total of 3-5 days.
Child: <3 yr Apply once daily w/ medical supervision; ≥3 yr Same as adult dose.

Topical/Cutaneous
Pruritic skin disorders
Adult: As 10% cream/lotion: Apply gently onto affected area(s) bid or tid.
Child: <3 yr Apply once daily w/ medical supervision; ≥3 yr Same as adult dose.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Acute exudative dermatoses.
Special Precautions
Childn. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Local hypersensitivity reaction and irritation.
Nervous: Localised warm feeling.
Dermatologic: Contact dermatitis, pruritus, rash.
Patient Counseling Information
Avoid application to the face, eyes, mouth, or on acutely inflamed, denuded, or weeping skin.
Action
Description: Crotamiton is an acaricide agent that acts on the motor system of mites (e.g. Sarcoptes scabiei) through irreversible cessation of spontaneous movements. Additionally, it has antipruritic effects through inhibition of histamine, serotonin, and PAR-2.
Onset: Antipruritic effects: 6-10 hr.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Rapidly penetrates into the skin; systemically absorbed. Time to peak plasma concentration: 4-10 hr.
Excretion: Via urine (4.8-8.8%).
Chemical Structure

Chemical Structure Image
Crotamiton

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Crotamiton, CID=688020, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Crotamiton (accessed on Jan. 22, 2020)

Storage
Store below 25°C.
References
Anon. Crotamiton. Lexicomp Online. Hudson, Ohio. Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, Inc. https://online.lexi.com. Accessed 06/07/2017.

Buckingham R (ed). Crotamiton. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 06/07/2017.

Eurax Cream; Lotion (Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc.). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 06/07/2017.

Joint Formulary Committee. Crotamiton. British National Formulary [online]. London. BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 06/07/2017.

McEvoy GK, Snow EK, Miller J et al (eds). Crotamiton (Topical). AHFS Drug Information (AHFS DI) [online]. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 06/07/2017.

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