pramoxine-camphor-zinc acetate-topical lotion, Caladryl Clear, Calahist Clear
GENERIC NAME: PRAMOXINE/CAMPHOR/ZINC ACETATE - TOPICAL LOTION (pram-OX-een/KAM-for/zink A-seh-tate)
BRAND NAME(S): Caladryl Clear, Calahist Clear
USES: 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.
HOW TO USE: 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.
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