Eurax is used for treating scabies and relieving itching.
How to use
Use Eurax as directed by your doctor.
Before using Eurax, bathe and dry your skin completely.
Shake well before using a dose.
For scabies - Apply enough medicine to cover the entire body from the chin down. Make sure that you apply medicine in all folds and creases of your body, such as between the fingers and toes, under the arms, and to the groin area. Rub the medicine in completely. Apply the medicine a second time after 24 hours has passed, unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Do not bathe before applying the second dose. Change clothing and bed linen the next morning. Clothing and bed linen should be dry-cleaned or washed in the hot cycle of the washing machine. Bathe to remove the medicine 48 hours after the second dose.
For itching - Rub medicine gently into the affected areas until it is completely rubbed in. Wash hands after use unless your hands are part of the treated area.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Eurax.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Eurax is a scabicidal antipruritic. Exactly how it works is unknown.
If you miss a dose of Eurax, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor.
Store Eurax between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Eurax out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Do not use more of this medication than is recommended. Do not take this medication by mouth. Avoid application to the mouth, nose, or eyes. Treat sexual and other close contacts who are also infected. To prevent reinfection, wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, hair brushes, and combs with a strong cleanser in hot water to remove any mites or eggs.
There is no specific information on the effect of overtreatment with repeated topical applications in humans. A death was reported but cause was not confirmed.
Accidental oral ingestion may be accompanied by burning sensation in the mouth, irritation of the buccal, esophageal and gastric mucosa, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain.
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if either of the following side effects occur:
Skin irritation or rash not present before use of this medicine
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.
If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Itching may continue for up to several weeks due to sensitivity to mites. This does not indicate treatment failure. Contact your doctor before using this medicine again. Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
No specific interactions with Eurax are known at this time. This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Eurax may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
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