pramoxine, Itch-X, PramaGel, Anti-Itch, and others (cont.)

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DOSING: Pramoxine is applied to the affected areas 3 to 4 times per day. It is intended only for external use and should not be applied to open cuts or wounds or damaged skin. If the condition does not improve after 7 days of use, a physician should be consulted.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: There are no drug interactions listed for pramoxine.

PREGNANCY: It is unknown whether pramoxine is harmful if used during pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is unknown whether pramoxine is secreted into breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: In some patients, pramoxine may act as a "sensitizer," and worsen some skin conditions. It may cause burning or stinging.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2012

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