GSL: General Sales Licence
This information is intended for use by health professionals
Recommended dose and dosage schedules
PruritusAdults (including the elderly):Apply to the affected area 2-3 times daily. Eurax/ Boots Dermacare Itch Relief Lotion will provide relief from irritation for 6-10 hours after each application. There are no special dosage recommendations in the elderly.Paediatric population: Eurax/ Boots Dermacare Itch Relief Lotion can be used in children. However for children under three years of age usage should only be under medical supervision. It should notbe applied more than once a day.
ScabiesAdults (including the elderly):After the patient has taken a warm bath, the skin should be well dried and Eurax/ Boots Dermacare Itch Relief Lotion rubbed into the entire body surface (excluding the face and scalp) until no traces of the preparation remain visible on the surface. The application should be repeated once daily, preferably in the evening, for a total of 3-5 days. Depending on the response, special attention should be paid to sites that are particularly susceptibly to infestation by the mites (eg interdigital spaces, wrists, axillae and genitalia). Areas where there is pus formation should be covered with a dressing impregnated with Eurax/ Boots Dermacare Itch Relief Lotion. While the treatment is in progress the patient may take a bath shortly before the next application. After completion of the treatment, a cleansing bath should be taken followed by a change of bed linen and underclothing.There are no special dosage recommendations in the elderly.Paediatric population:Eurax/ Boots Dermacare Itch Relief Lotion can be used in children and applied as described for adults. However for children under three years of age usage should only be under medical supervision and it should not be applied more than once a day.Method of administration: For cutaneous use.
PregnancyThere are no controlled studies of Eurax/Boots Dermacare Itch Relief Lotion in human pregnancy. Therefore Eurax/Boots Dermacare Itch Relief Lotion is not recommended during pregnancy, especially in the first three months.
BreastfeedingIt is not known whether the active substance of Eurax/Boots Dermacare Itch Relief Lotion passes into breast milk after topical administration. Therefore mothers should not use Eurax/Boots Dermacare Itch Relief Lotion whilst breastfeeding unless directed by a physician. If Eurax/Boots Dermacare Itch Relief Lotion is used during breastfeeding it should not be applied to the nipple area.
|Rare:||contact dermatitis, hypersensitivity (including/like rash, eczema, erythema, skin irritation, angioedema)|
SymptomsIn cases of accidental ingestion, acute intoxication symptoms may be observed such as nausea, vomiting and irritation of the buccal, oesophageal and gastric mucosa. Rare cases of loss of consciousness and seizure were reported. General measures to eliminate the drug and reduce its absorption should be undertaken.Symptomatic treatment should be administered as appropriate. Moreover although very rare, risk of methaemoglobinaemia exists in case of accidental ingestion as well as in case of excessive cutaneous absorption.
ManagementThe symptoms usually disappear following the discontinuation of the drug, but in severe cases treatment with methylene blue may be considered.
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