Pramoxine belongs to a class of drugs known as local anesthetics. It works on nerves in the skin to block or reduce the feeling of pain and itching. Menthol is a counterirritant that works by causing the skin to feel cold and then warm. These feelings on the skin distract you from feeling the itch.
Use of this product is not recommended in children younger than 2 years unless directed by the doctor.
This medication is for use on the skin only. Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Apply a thin layer to the affected area up to 3 to 4 times a day or as directed by your doctor. Rub in gently and thoroughly. Do not bandage or tightly wrap the area unless directed by your doctor. Doing so may increase the risk of side effects. You may cover the area loosely to protect clothing. Ask your pharmacist for more details.
Do not use on large areas of the body or apply more often than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but side effects may be increased.
Wash hands immediately after use, unless the area being treated includes the hands.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 7 days of treatment or if it returns in a few days after improving. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
Burning or stinging may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If your doctor has directed you to use 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.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to pramoxine or menthol; or to any of the other ingredients that may be in the product (e.g., petrolatum); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: deep/open/puncture wounds, damaged/blistered skin, animal bites, serious burns.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
If you are using this product under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of 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.
Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of any prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: other skin products (e.g., salicylate creams).
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Keep all regular medical and laboratory appointments.
If you are using this product on a regular schedule and miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Refer to storage information printed on the package. Protect from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. Keep all drug products away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Information last revised October 2015. Copyright(c) 2015 First Databank, Inc.
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