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Clear Calamine


Clear Calamine

Generic Name: Camphor/Pramoxine/Zinc (KAM-for/pram-OX-een/ZINK)Brand Name: Examples include Caladryl Clear and Clear Calamine

Clear Calamine is used for:

Treating irritation and itching associated with skin conditions such as insect bites, minor cuts or irritation, or poison ivy, oak, or sumac. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Clear Calamine is a protectant and anesthetic combination. It works by temporarily relieving itching and pain.

Do NOT use Clear Calamine if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Clear Calamine

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Clear Calamine :

Some medical conditions may interact with Clear Calamine . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Clear Calamine . Because little, if any, of Clear Calamine is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Clear Calamine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Clear Calamine :

Use Clear Calamine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • For topical use only. Do not get Clear Calamine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get Clear Calamine in the eyes, flush thoroughly with cool water.
  • Shake well before using.
  • Thoroughly clean and dry the affected areas before using Clear Calamine . Apply a small amount of medicine over the affected areas and rub in well.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Clear Calamine unless your hands are part of the affected area.
  • If you miss a dose of Clear Calamine , use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Clear Calamine .

Important safety information:

  • Clear Calamine may be harmful if swallowed. If you or someone you know may have taken Clear Calamine by mouth, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Use Clear Calamine with caution in CHILDREN younger than 2 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Clear Calamine , discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Clear Calamine during pregnancy. It is unknown if Clear Calamine is excreted in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Clear Calamine , check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Clear Calamine :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dryness; itching.

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).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Clear Calamine :

Store Clear Calamine at room temperature, 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 Clear Calamine out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Clear Calamine , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Clear Calamine is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Clear Calamine . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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