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Crotorax Lotion



Introduction of Crotorax Lotion

Crotorax Lotion is an antipruritic and scabicide medicine. It is used for treatment of scabies. It kills the tiny insects and their eggs that cause scabies.

Crotorax Lotion is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. For children below the age of 3 years, consult with the doctor and apply it only on doctor’s supervision. Avoid applying the medicine on open wounds or damaged skin. After each application, change your clothes, towels and bed sheets to facilitate killing of all the insects. Take a cleansing bath after 48 hours of the last application to remove the traces of the medication from the skin.

The medicine may cause few side effects like itching, dry skin, tingling or pricking sensation. They are usually temporary go away with time. Tell your doctor if the side effects persist and do not go away with time.

Uses of Crotorax Lotion

Crotorax Lotion side effects

  • Erythematous rash
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

How to use Crotorax Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Crotorax Lotion works

Crotamiton belongs to two classes of medicines called antipruritics and scabicides. It works by killing the mites, which cause scabies.

Crotorax Lotion related warnings

No interaction found/established
Crotorax Lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Crotorax Lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Crotorax Lotion via licking.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Crotorax Lotion?

If you miss a dose of Crotorax Lotion, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Crotorax

I got itching on my whole body and mainly on penis and scrotum ,on penis and scrotum i got red bumps on that my doctor prescribed me scabies and give me crotorax lotion to use on whole body I used it on penis too but it very cooling and it's irritating
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
Have u used permithrin before
Scabies treatment - I got scabies in my legs,stomach ,hands Doctor prescribed scabex lotion I had tat scabies bumps on my penis also But it's reducing in size slowly I want to know whether scabies will occur on penis or not Prescribe me any better medicines for scabies
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Yes, can occur over penisHhmite cream from neck to feet at night, on time
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User Feedback


Q. Is Crotorax over the counter?

No. Crotorax 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 Crotorax safe?

Crotorax is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q. What is Crotorax/ Crotorax cream/ Crotorax lotion used for?

Crotorax is used to treat scabies and to relieve itching and skin irritation associated with sunburn, dry eczema (type of itchy skin rash), dermatitis (red and itchy skin), allergic rashes, hives, nettle rash, chickenpox, heat rashes, personal itching, insect bites and stings.

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  2. Crotamiton. Brentford Middlesex: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare; 1997 [revised 28 Feb. 2017]. [Access]ed on 3 Apr. 2019 (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Crotamiton. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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