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Crotamiton Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 21, 2022.

Applies to the following strengths: 10%

Usual Adult Dose for Scabies

Thoroughly massage drug product into the skin of the whole body from the chin to the toes; repeat 24 hours later.


  • Advise patients to take a cleansing bath 48 hours after the last application.
  • A 60 g tube or bottle is sufficient for 2 applications.

Use: For eradication of scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei)

Usual Adult Dose for Pruritus

Massage drug product gently into affected areas until medication is completely absorbed; repeat as needed.

Use: For symptomatic treatment of pruritic skin

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available.


Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


Data not available.

Other Comments

Administration Advice:
Scabies Treatment:

  • The drug product should be applied after the patient takes a routine bath or shower and the skin is well-dried.
  • When applying the drug product, special attention should be paid to skin folds and body sites that are particularly susceptible to mite infestation (e.g., interdigital spaces, wrists, axillae, genitalia).
  • Consider using a toothbrush to apply drug product under fingernails after trimming the fingernails short; wrap toothbrush in paper and throw it away immediately after use.
  • Clothing and bed linen should be changed after treatment completion; contaminated items may be cleaned in the hot cycle of the washing machine or dry-cleaned.
  • Lotion: Shake well before using; preferable to cream for application to hairy surfaces.

Storage Requirements:
  • Protect from heat.

  • There is no specific information on the effect of overtreatment/overdosage.

Further information

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