Gamin Lotion


Introduction

Gamin Lotion is an anti-parasite medicine. It is used to treat scabies, a condition where tiny insects infest and irritate your skin. It works by killing the mites and their eggs.

Your doctor or pharmacist will explain how to use Gamin Lotion and how much you need. Read the instructions that come with the medicine to make sure you use it correctly. It is for external use only and always use gloves while using it, especially when applying to another person. You should apply it on dry and clean skin and do not cover the affected area with clothes. You should not use it if you have an open wound on the skin. In case of accidental contact with the eyes, mouth, or nose, wash it off immediately with plenty of water.

It may cause side effects such as itching, numbness, tingling or pricking sensation, headache, and dry skin, etc. Some people also experience hair loss and drowsiness. If any of these effects bother you then it is better to consult the doctor.

Before using it, you should inform the doctor if you are suffering from seizures or fits. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid using this medicine.

Uses of Gamin Lotion

Benefits of Gamin Lotion

In Scabies

Scabies is a condition caused by tiny insects called mites that infest and irritate your skin. Gamin Lotion is an anti-parasite medicine. It works by paralyzing and killing the mites and their eggs. Generally, the cream should be applied to the whole body except the face but follow your doctor’s advice. It should be thoroughly washed off after 8-12 hours. Often one application is enough to treat the condition completely but sometimes a second one may be required a week later. This will get rid of the itching, swelling, and redness caused by mites. However, dead mites may still make you itch for some time.

Side effects of Gamin Lotion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gamin

  • Hair loss
  • Rash
  • Erythematous rash
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Convulsion
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Numbness
  • Tremor

How to use Gamin 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 Gamin Lotion works

Gamin Lotion is an antiparasitic medicines. It works by killing the tiny insects (mites) and their eggs, which cause scabies.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gamin 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gamin Lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick tips

  • Gamin Lotion is used for the treatment of scabies.
  • While applying the solution, make sure your hands are clean and dry.
  • Always use gloves while applying the lotion, especially when applying to another person.
  • Avoid contact with another person, especially babies after applying the lotion to your body.
  • Do not cover the affected area of the skin with dressing or a bandage after applying Gamin Lotion.
  • Do not use this lotion within 1 hour of bathing or wet skin.
  • Do not apply Gamin Lotion near your eyes or on broken and wounded skin. In case of contact with the eyes, immediately wash with water and if needed consult your doctor. 
  • Do not apply more than the recommended amount of Gamin Lotion as it may be harmful.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cyclohexyl Halide
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Ectoparasiticides

Patient concerns

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He is 6 months old and has small blisters (pic is attached) all over his body. His mother has the same problem and he got this from his mother.
Dr. Dharamvir Singh
Dermatology
He might be scabies plz go to ur doctor n get scabies treatment
What is the best treatment to prevent scabies?
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Avoid contact scabies pt
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FAQs

Q. Is Gamin Lotion lotion available over-the-counter?

No. Gamin Lotion is not available over-the-counter. It is sold only upon the prescription by a registered medical practitioner

Q. Does Gamin Lotion kill scabies, lice eggs, and nits?

Yes. Gamin Lotion does kill scabies, lice eggs and nits. However, if you do not see any effects, do not use Gamin Lotion more than once and consult the doctor

Q. Is Gamin Lotion lotion safe?

Gamin Lotion is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as recommended doctor.

Q. What is Gamin Lotion used for?

Gamin Lotion 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.

Q. How should Gamin Lotion be applied?

You should remove all of the make-up. Wash your hands and the affected area and gently dry. Put a thin layer of Gamin Lotion cream on the affected skin, using your fingertips. Apply it to the entire area affected by acne, not just each spot. Remember, it is important to wash your hands before and after applying Gamin Lotion.

Q. Should Gamin Lotion be left on overnight?

At the beginning of the treatment, Gamin Lotion is usually used once daily in the evening. The area should not be washed after applying Gamin Lotion. Leave it overnight unless you experience irritation. However, if you experience irritation, consult your doctor.

Q. What should prompt me to discontinue Gamin Lotion?

If you experience severe local irritation, which means severe redness, dryness and itching and stinging/burning sensation, discontinue the medicine and consult the doctor.

Q. What precautions should be followed while applying Gamin Lotion?

Use Gamin Lotion only on your skin. Keep it away from your eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth and inside of the nose. If the medicine comes in contact with any of these areas, wash the affected area with water immediately. Avoid using Gamin Lotion on scratched or eroded skin and open wounds. Take care when using Gamin Lotion on sensitive areas of skin such as your neck. This is because Gamin Lotion can make your skin more sensitive to the harmful effects of the sunlight. So, avoid the use of sunbeds/lamps and minimize the time you spend in the sun. You should use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while using Gamin Lotion. Avoid contact with hair as Gamin Lotion has strong bleaching properties. Consult your doctor for any other query related to Gamin Lotion.

Q. How often should I apply Gamin Lotion?

The initial dose is preferably once daily in the evening. Later, the doctor will gradually increase the dose to twice daily (most probably morning and evening) depending upon the requirement.

Q. How long does Gamin Lotion take to show its effects?

You may see an improvement after 4-6 weeks of treatment. You may need to use this treatment for a longer duration to gain maximum benefit. Do not worry, this is normal for acne treatments. If your acne does not get better after 1 month or if it gets worse, talk to your doctor immediately.

Q. When can I apply moisturizer, before or after Gamin Lotion?

You may apply moisturizer an hour after applying Gamin Lotion. Consult your doctor in case of any doubt or concern.

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References

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