WHO Model Prescribing Information: Drugs Used in Skin Diseases
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Open this folder and view contentsInsect and arachnid bites and stings
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View the documentAlopecia areata
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View the documentAcne vulgaris
View the documentPruritus
View the documentTropical ulcers
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View the documentBetamethasone
View the documentCalamine lotion
View the documentHydrocortisone
View the documentPrednisolone
Open this folder and view contentsAntiallergics and drugs used in anaphylaxis
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View the documentSelected WHO Publications of Related Interest
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Calamine lotion

Lotion

General information

Calamine lotion is a basic zinc oxide coloured with ferric oxide. It has a mild drying action on the skin.

Clinical information

Uses

Symptomatic treatment of mild pruritus and insect stings.

Dosage and administration

Adults and children: a thin layer of lotion should be applied to affected areas three or four times daily.

Contraindications

Known hypersensitivity.

Precautions

Care should be taken to avoid contact with the eyes and the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and anogenital area.

Adverse effects

No adverse effects have been reported.

Storage

Lotion should be stored in well-closed containers in a cool place.

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