Pramoxine is a topical anesthetic used on the skin to relieve minor pain, itching and discomfort. Camphor helps to relieve itching while the zinc acetate acts as a protectant and a drying agent. This combination medication is used to treat certain skin conditions such as insect bites, irritation, rash due to poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac.
Pramoxine is a topical anesthetic used on the skin to relieve minor pain, itching and discomfort. Camphor helps to relieve itching while the zinc acetate acts as a protectant and a drying agent. This combination medication is used to treat certain skin conditions such as insect bites, irritation, rash due to poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac. Notes
Use this only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
If the condition does not improve or becomes worse after a few days, notify your doctor.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat.
Check the expiration date on the tube and discard any expired medication.
This medication is for use on the skin only.
To apply, clean and dry the affected area as directed.
Apply a small amount to the skin area and rub in gently.
Cover with a bandage if told to do so.
Wash hands thoroughly after use.
The lotion may be applied to gauze or a bandage first.
Do not use large amounts or use this more often than prescribed since the chance for side effects may be increased.
Avoid contact with the eyes.
Use sparingly on children or elderly persons since they may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication when used in large amounts.Do not ingest this medication.
This medication may cause temporary redness or minor irritation when first applied.
If these symptoms continue or become worse inform your doctor.If your doctor has directed you to take this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Notify your doctor if you develop: swelling/itching/rash where the medication was applied.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have: other skin conditions, any drug allergies.This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known if this medication is found in breast milk.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
If you are taking this medication under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, including: all skin products.
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