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Drug Composition information
What is Calamine for:

This medication is an anti-itch medication that contains mixture of zinc oxide (ZnO) with about 0.5% iron (III) oxide, prescribed for itching skin conditions. This medication in some cases is used as a mild antiseptic to arrest infections caused by scratching the affected area. Calamine is proved to be an effective medication in acne treatment.

How does Calamine work:

Treats Sunburn, insect bite, urticaria and contact dermatitis.

How should Calamine be used:

Adult: Topical- Apply 1-4 timesday. It comes as a lotion, to apply topically.

Common side effects of Calamine :


What do I do if I miss a dose

Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis

What precautions should I take when taking Calamine :

If you have an allergy to caffeine or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Calamine with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions


How do I store Calamine :

Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.

Pregnancy Category

Category N : Not yet classified.

Therapeutic Classification

Topical AntihistaminesAntipruritics, Emollients & Skin Protectives

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