pramoxine, Itch-X, PramaGel, Anti-Itch, and others

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GENERIC NAME: pramoxine

BRAND NAME: Itch-X, PramaGel, Anti-Itch, and others

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Pramoxine is a topical (used on the skin) anesthetic (numbing agent). Topical anesthetics are chemicals that interfere with the function of the nerves that sense pain. Pramoxine may be used in persons who are allergic to other local anesthetics such as lidocaine, procaine, or benzocaine.

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PRESCRIPTION: No

PREPARATIONS: Topical Cream: 1%. Topical Gel: 1%. Topical Lotion: 1%. Topical Spray: 1%

STORAGE: Pramoxine should be stored at room temperature, 15-30 C (59-86 F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: Pramoxine is used for the temporary relief of pain and itching associated with rashes, burns, sunburn, eczema, hives, cold sores, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. It also may be used to treat feminine itching, and hemorrhoids.




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