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Crotamiton Cream

Generic Name: Crotamiton Cream (kroe TAM i tonn)
Brand Name: Eurax

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 17, 2019.

Uses of Crotamiton Cream:

  • It is used to treat scabies.
  • It is used to treat itching.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Crotamiton Cream?

  • If you have an allergy to crotamiton or any other part of crotamiton cream.
  • If you are allergic to crotamiton cream; any part of crotamiton cream; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
  • If you have had skin irritation when using other drugs on the skin.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with crotamiton cream.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take crotamiton cream with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Crotamiton Cream?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take crotamiton cream. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not put on raw, oozing, or swollen skin.
  • Avoid touching to the face, eyes, and mouth.
  • Check for live mites.
  • This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If crotamiton cream is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using crotamiton cream while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Crotamiton Cream) best taken?

Use crotamiton cream as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

For all uses of crotamiton cream:

  • Do not take crotamiton cream by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).


  • Bathe or shower before putting on.
  • Scrub away any loose scales on body during bathing.
  • Put a thin layer on the skin from the neck to the toes. Put in the skin folds, creases, and spaces between the fingers and toes.
  • Put under fingernails.
  • Put on a second dose after 24 hours.
  • Take a bath 48 hours after putting on the second dose.
  • Wash clothing, bedding, and bath towels.


  • Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
  • Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad skin irritation.

What are some other side effects of Crotamiton Cream?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Skin irritation.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Crotamiton Cream?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about crotamiton cream, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.