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Eurax Cream

Generic: Crotamiton

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

Generic Eurax or Crotamiton cream is used in the treatment of scabies it is a skin infection that occurs due to mites. Mites causes irritation that leads to itching and small bumps or blister that is filled with pus. Generic Eurax functions by killing the mites that is responsible for causing scabies. This in turn provides relieve from itching and various other skin infection. It belong to the two classes of drug namely, scabicides and antipruritic. The medicine should not be shared with any other person who is showing similar symptoms. The other person might get serious health problem. 

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Generic Eurax is a scabicides and is used for treating scabies parasite. These parasite burrows beneath the skin and causes itching. For the treatment of scabies, generic Eurax should be applied on the whole body instead of localized area. This cream should not be applied to the eyes as it might cause irritation. In case, the user suffers any kind of irritation or sensitization after applying this cream, they should discontinue it immediately. Some of the irritation reactions shown by the patient include dermatitis, pruritus, rash, etc.

Generic Eurax should not be applied near eyes or any other places that has wound or cuts. It should be applied twice or thrice within 24 hours and only after 48 hours, shower can be taken. For child of age 3 years, generic Eurax is applied only once in a day.

Generic Eurax is manufactured at various locations by different pharmaceutical companies such as Ranbaxy laboratories (USA), Novartis (UK) under the name of Eurax and as Euracin in South Korea by Green Cross. 

Generic Eurax is should be kept at room temperature. It is important to keep the medicine away from pet and child. 

Generic Eurax contains 10% Crotamiton that is formulated on vanishing cream and have emollient lotion base. Chemically, it is represented as N-ethyl-N-(o-methyl phenyl) -2-butenamide. It is colourless to yellowish oily in appearance and has faint amine like odour. These are soluble in ethanol and methanol and have molecular weight of 203.28. Generic Eurax, in addition to active ingredients also contains various inactive ingredients such as water, petroleum, propylene glycol, di methadone, laureth-23, steareth-2, cetyl alcohol, fragrance, magnesium aluminium silicate, sodium hydroxide, carbomer-934, diazolidinylurea, methyl chlroisothiazolinone, magnesium nitrate, glycerol stearate, etc. 

 Mechanism of action: 

Generic Eurax functions by killing the mites that is responsible for causing scabies. 


Generic Eurax is used in treating itching or skin irritation that might occur due to allergic rashes, stings, bites, sunburn, nettle rash, eczema, chickenpox, heat rash, etc. Additionally, it is used to treat scabies, a skin infection that is caused by mites.


Side Effects:

The patient might experience side effect after using this cream. However, not all the user of this cream will suffer from side effect. The difference lies in the fact that different person will have different immune system. Some of the side effects are:

  • Skin irritation
  • Itching
  • Redness



The patient should clean the affected area and allow it to dry before applying the cream. Then the cream is applied and bath is taken after 2 days of final application.


If overdose of medicine is suspected, the patient should consult to the doctor in order to avoid any serious health issues.



  • In case, if the person is allergic to this cream, or have any other allergy, then they should avoid the use of Eurax cream.
  • Some patient might also get allergic reactions due to inactive ingredients present in it. Therefore, proper care should be taken by the patient.
  • If the patient has any medical history then they should tell to the doctor before using generic Eurax cream.
  • If the patient is using any prescribed, non-prescribed drugs or herbal products, then they should tell to the doctor before using this cream.
    • The user should avoid intimate contact with other person until the infection has not been cured.
    • Since the infections are highly contagious, the infected person should not share their comb, cloths, bed linen, etc. with other person.
    • Generic Eurax cream should not be applied to open cuts or wounds. 
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