Eurax is a brand product that contains Crotamiton, which belongs to a class of medication called scabicides. It helps with the relief of itchiness and is therefore used in scabies and itchy skin disorders.
Eurax is available as cream only. For treating scabies, apply a thin layer onto the entire body from the neck downwards. Repeat after 24 hours, and take a cleansing bath 48 hours after the final application.
For itchy skin, apply the affected areas until the cream is completely absorbed. You can apply more if necessary.
Common side effects of Eurax include mild skin irritation.
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In Hong Kong, Eurax 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
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For detailed information about the use of Eurax 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.