Generic Name: pramoxine (topical) (pra MOX een)Brand Names: Blistex Pro Relief, Caladryl Clear, Fleet Pain Relief Pad, Gold Bond Anti-Itch, Itch-X, PrameGel, Prax, Proctofoam, Tronolane
Pramoxine is a topical (applied to the skin) anesthetic. It works by interfering with pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain.
Pramoxine topical is used to treat pain or itching caused by insect bites, minor burns or scrapes, hemorrhoids, and minor skin rash, dryness, or itching. Pramoxine topical is also used to treat chapped lips, and pain or skin irritation caused by coming into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.
Pramoxine topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about Gold Bond Anti-Itch (pramoxine (topical))?
Use this medication as directed on the label, or as your doctor has prescribed. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all. Talk to your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effects.What should I discuss with my health care provider before using Gold Bond Anti-Itch (pramoxine (topical))?Do not use this medication if you are allergic to pramoxine.
Before using pramoxine topical, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs or any other anesthetics or "numbing medicines."FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether pramoxine topical is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether pramoxine topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Pramoxine is usually applied to the affected area 3 to 5 times daily, depending on which form of this medication you use. Follow the label directions or your doctor's instructions about how much medication to use and how often.
Pramoxine hemorrhoid cream, lotion, foam, or medicated wipe may be used on the rectum after each bowel movement to treat hemorrhoid pain and itching.Wash your hands before and after applying pramoxine topical. Wash the affected skin area with warm water and a mild soap. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly.
To use pramoxine on the skin, (spray, lotion, gel, or stick), apply just enough of the medication to cover the area to be treated.
To use the pramoxine medicated wipe to treat the hemorrhoid area, apply the medication by patting the wipe onto the rectal area. Avoid harsh rubbing. You may fold the wipe and leave it in place for up to 15 minutes. Each pramoxine medicated wipe is for one use only. Throw the wipe away after using.Shake the pramoxine rectal foam before each use. Squirt only a small amount of the medicine onto a clean tissue and apply it to your rectum. Do not insert this medication or the medicated wipe into your rectum. Use pramoxine topical only on the outside of the area.
Stop using pramoxine and call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 day of treatment, or if your condition clears up and then comes back.Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Since pramoxine topical is used as needed, it is not likely that you will be on a dosing schedule. Using extra pramoxine to make up a missed dose will not make the medication more effective.
An overdose of pramoxine applied to the skin or rectum is unlikely to occur.
any new redness or swelling where the medicine was applied; or
severe pain, burning, or stinging where the medicine is applied.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Avoid applying other skin medications on the same treatment area with pramoxine, unless your doctor has told you to.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied pramoxine. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.