What is calamine?

Calamine ointment is used topically to relieve itching and skin irritations caused by chicken pox, insect bites, measles, eczema, sunburn, poison ivy, and other mild skin irritations.

Mechanism of action Calamine

Calamine ointment has an anti-itch effect with a cooling effect after evaporation from the skin. It also reduces light leaks.

Indications of Calamine

Astringent, sunburn, mild skin irritations
It is used as an astringent, protective and emollient in contact with poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, sunburn, insect bites or mild skin irritations.

Dosage of Calamine

Apply the necessary amount of calamine ointment on the spot.

The use of calamine medicine is prohibited in these cases

Hypersensitivity to this drug or its ingredients

side effects of Calamine

Infection, hives, redness, rash, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
See a doctor if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction

Calamine drug warnings

Calamine ointment is for topical use, avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. If you need to use it for more than 7 days or the symptoms worsen, stop taking the medicine and see a doctor.
Some pharmaceutical forms contain propylene glycol, which local absorption has fatal toxicity with metabolic acidosis, convulsions, renal failure, and central nervous system depression. Reported toxicity in children and adults is hyperosmolarity, lactic acidosis, convulsions, and respiratory depression. be consumed
The medicine is for local use only. If the medicine comes into contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, anus or vagina, wash the area with plenty of water.
If not prescribed by a doctor, avoid taking other drugs at the same time.

Recommended tips

Use calamine ointment as directed by your doctor or on the medication label and avoid increasing or decreasing the dose or duration of use.

Before using the medicine, wash the area with soap and water and let it dry completely. Wash your hands after using the medicine.

If the symptoms do not improve after 7 days or if they recur, see a doctor.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not store in refrigerator or freezer.

Use in pregnancy


Similar drugs

Diphenhydramine, hydrocortisone

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