Eurax is used for treating scabies and relieving itching.
How to use
Use Eurax as directed by your doctor.
Before using Eurax, bathe and dry your skin completely.
Shake well before using a dose.
For scabies - Apply enough medicine to cover the entire body from the chin down. Make sure that you apply medicine in all folds and creases of your body, such as between the fingers and toes, under the arms, and to the groin area. Rub the medicine in completely. Apply the medicine a second time after 24 hours has passed, unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Do not bathe before applying the second dose. Change clothing and bed linen the next morning. Clothing and bed linen should be dry-cleaned or washed in the hot cycle of the washing machine. Bathe to remove the medicine 48 hours after the second dose.
For itching - Rub medicine gently into the affected areas until it is completely rubbed in. Wash hands after use unless your hands are part of the treated area.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Elimite.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Eurax is a scabicidal antipruritic. Exactly how it works is unknown.
If you miss a dose of Eurax, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor.
Store Eurax between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Eurax out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Do not use Eurax if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Eurax;
you develop severe irritation after applying Eurax;
you experience irritation when applying topical medicines.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Do not use Eurax on inflamed, raw, or weeping skin.
Itching may continue for up to several weeks due to sensitivity to mites. This does not indicate treatment failure. Contact your doctor before using Eurax again.
Eurax may be harmful if swallowed. If you or someone you know may have taken Eurax Lotion by mouth, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Avoid getting Eurax in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get Eurax in your eyes, rinse immediately with cool water.
Use Eurax with extreme caution in children. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Eurax Lotion during pregnancy. It is unknown if Eurax is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Eurax, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe irritation.
Eurax is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.