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Used for: Scabies, Pruritic skin disorders
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What is Crotamiton for?

Crotamiton belongs to a class of medication called scabicides. It is a type of antipruritic to treat scabies and skin pruritus.

How to use it?

Crotamiton is applied on skin as cream.


For treating scabies
Apply a thin layer onto the skin of the entire body from the neck to the toes. Repeat application after 24 hours, and take a cleansing bath 48 hours after the final application.


For treating skin pruritus
Massage into affected areas until medication is completely absorbed. You may repeat as necessary.

What are the side effects of Crotamiton?

Common side effects of Crotamiton include skin rash and skin irritation.

Who should not take Crotamiton?

  • People who are allergic to Crotamiton or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Wash hands before and after using.
  • Do not apply to the face, eyes, mouth, or mucous membranes.

For treating scabies:

  • Make sure to apply onto the skin of the entire body, with special attention to skin folds, creases, and interdigital spaces.
  • Contaminated clothing and bed linens should be washed on a hot cycle or dry-cleaned the next morning after the last application.

Common dosing schedule:
Take a bath or shower prior to application.


This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.


Some common medications Crotamiton may interact with:

  • No known significant interactions.

Where to buy Crotamiton in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Crotamiton is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Crotamiton in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

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  • 10% (Cream)
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