Calamine (Calamine/zinc oxide - non Rx) Medication


Calamine (Calamine/zinc oxide - non Rx)

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Drug Description


Calamine is a topical anti-itch medication that provides a cooling sensation as it evaporates on the skin. It can aid in drying up, oozing or weeping from minor skin irritations.  

Calamine topical is indicated for the treatment of itching and skin irritations that are caused by various minor skin conditions, such as chickenpox, insect bites or stings, measles, eczema, sunburn, and poison ivy. 

Uses and Dosage 

This medication is intended for topical use only. Follow all instructions provided in the product package or as directed by your healthcare provider. 

Prior to use, ensure that the bottle is well shaken. Apply the medication to the affected area using a cotton pad and allow it to dry completely. If you have any questions or concerns, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. 

Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, nose, and genital/anal areas. In case of accidental contact with these areas, rinse them thoroughly with plenty of water. 

If your condition fails to improve within 7 days or worsens despite using this medication, notify your doctor immediately. 

Side Effects 

Allergic Reactions

In case of an allergic reaction to Calamine, seek emergency medical assistance immediately if you experience symptoms such as: 

  • Hives 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat 

Severe Side Effects

Calamine can cause severe side effects, and you should contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following: 

  • Redness 
  • Rash 
  • Pus 
  • Other signs of infection 


Do not use this medication if you are allergic to calamine or any of its components. 

Consult with a healthcare professional to determine if this medication is safe to use calamine topical if you have other medical conditions, especially allergies to drugs or substances. 

If you are pregnant, do not use calamine topical without the advice of a doctor, as its potential risks to the unborn baby are not fully understood. 

If you are breastfeeding, do not use calamine topical without the advice of a doctor.  

Follow the directions provided by your doctor or indicated on the medication label and packaging to ensure safe and effective use of calamine topical. 

Inform all your healthcare providers about your medical history, allergies, and current medications to avoid potential interactions or complications. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Calamine/zinc oxide – non Rx





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