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food interaction for CROTORAX HC

alcohol interaction for CROTORAX HC

pregnancy interaction for CROTORAX HC

lactation interaction for CROTORAX HC

No interaction found
No interaction found
Crotorax hc cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Crotorax hc cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Crotamiton Topical(0.25% w/w)


Crotamiton Topical is used in the treatment of scabies (itchy skin condition).

How it works

Crotamiton belongs to the class of medications called as scabicidal drugs. It works by killing the mite that causes scabies. It is also anti-pruritic in action. It acts as a counter-irritant, producing a cooling effect as it evaporates from the skin, thereby providing relief from itching.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Eczema, Skin redness, Itching, Skin irritation
Hydrocortisone Topical(10% w/w)


Hydrocortisone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, asthma, skin disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Hydrocortisone belongs to the class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the immune cells responsible for causing dryness, itching, oozing, and crusting of skin, thereby relieving the swelling and irritation associated with various skin disorders.

Common side effects

Acne, Allergy, Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Condition worsened, Itching, Dry skin, Skin thinning, Stretch marks

Common Dosage for CROTORAX HC CREAM

Patients taking CROTORAX HC CREAM

  • 75%
    Once A Day
  • 25%
    Twice A Day


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Expert advice for CROTORAX HC

  • Exercise caution if your child is less than 3 years of age, apply the cream or lotion under doctor’s supervision.
  • Do not apply crotamiton topical in or around the mouth or eyes. If applied accidently, rinse thoroughly with water. 
  • After each application, change the clothing, towels and bed sheets to facilitate killing of all the mites.
  • Take a cleansing bath after 48 hours of the last application to remove the traces of the medication from the skin.
  • Stop applying crotamiton if you develop any allergic reaction.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding and or having genital itching.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to crotamiton or any of its ingredients.
  • It sholud not given to patients with acute exudative dermatoses (red and itchy skin with pus). 
  • It sholud not given to patients with damaged or excoriated skin.

Frequently asked questions for CROTORAX HC

Crotamiton Topical

Q.Is crotamiton over the counter?
No. Crotamiton is available with prescription of registered medical practitioner only

Q.Is crotamiton a steroid/an antihistamine?
Crotamiton is neither a steroid nor an antihistamine

Q.Is crotamiton topical safe?
Crotamiton topical is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Hydrocortisone Topical

Q.Is hydrocortisone topical safe?
Hydrocortisone topical is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is hydrocortisone topical good for ringworm, cold sores, haemorrhoids, scars or burns?
No. Hydrocortisone topical is contraindicated in any condition where the skin is infected or inflamed or has an open wound

Q.Does hydrocortisone topical help in eczema, acne, hives, dry skin and thrush?
Hydrocortisone topical relieves the itching associated with eczema and local swelling and itching associated with hives. It should not be used in acne, dry skin and thrush.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)