Eurax® Anti-Itch Cream

Fast relief from itching due to most types of dermatosis and scabies.

For itching due to most types of dermatosis and scabies, Eurax® is the topical anti-pruritic cream that has delivered fast and effective relief for over 50 years.

For the relief of itching associated with:

Drawing of mosquito

Insect bites

Drawing of poison ivy

Poison Ivy

Drawing of dermatitis


How It Works How To Use It Pharmacology

Crotamiton belongs to a group of medicines which relieve itching (pruritus).

Itching can be brought on by physical irritation or chemical changes in the skin caused by disease, allergy, inflammation, side-effects of drugs, or reaction to irritant substances. It is a common symptom of skin disorders such as eczema. Eurax® is also indicated for the treatment of scabies.

Active ingredient: Crotamiton.

Non medicinal ingredients: Water, glyceryl monostearate, beeswax, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance, oxyquinoline sulphate.

Alcohol and bisulphite-free.

Eurax® Anti-Itch Cream is a Behind The Counter (BTC), non-prescription product. To find it at your local pharmacy, just ask your pharmacist.
DIN Number: 00623377

Massage gently into itching area as frequently as required, usually 2-3 times daily. The cream should be massaged into skin until dry.

Indications And Clinical Uses
To relieve itching in most types of dermatosis: scabies, atopic dermatitis, chickenpox, contact dermatitis, creeping eruption, dermatitis herpetiformis, dermatitis medicamentosa, dermatophytosis, eczema, insect bites, intertrigo, lichen planus, neurodermatitis, neurotic excoriation, pityriasis rosea, poison ivy dermatitis, pruritus ani, scroti and vulvae, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, senile pruritus, sunburn, urticaria, varicose eczema.

Acutely inflamed skin or raw, weeping areas. Hypersensitivity to crotamiton.

There is no information available to judge the safety of crotamiton in human pregnancy, especially in the first 3 months.

It is not known whether crotamiton passes into the breast milk when the preparation is applied topically. Nursing mothers should avoid applying crotamiton in the area of the nipples.

Adverse effects
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect:

  • Slight local irritation, itching, allergic dermatitis, rash and contact dermatitis have been reported especially with prolonged use.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?
There are no known clinical interactions

Pharmacological Considerations

Known hypersensitivity to crotamiton or components in the topical formulation.

Precautions & Comments

  • To be applied topically only. Do not take by mouth or inhale.
  • An assessment by a physician is required for diagnosis.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes and urethral meatus. Rinse thoroughly with water if accidental contact does occur.
  • Do not apply to acutely inflamed areas or open, weeping lesions.
  • May temporarily exacerbate the itching and irritation associated with the infestation.
  • Itching and irritation may persist for one to several weeks after treatment. This does not indicate treatment failure. Retreat after 7 to 10 days only if live mites or new lesions appear.
  • Should be used during pregnancy ONLY if clearly indicated and recommended by a physician. Lactating women should consider temporarily discontinuing nursing while using this medication.
  • Not recommended for use in children under two years of age, unless advised by a physician and in concentrations of 10% or less.
  • Recommend concurrent treatment of family and close contacts including sexual contacts to reduce the risk of transmission or eliminate reinfestation.
  • If ingested do not induce vomiting. Contact physician or Poison Control Centre immediately. If infection or skin irritation develops and was not present before treatment occurs, remove immediately with soap and water and discontinue use.