pramoxine (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Fleet Pain Relief, ProctoFoam NS, more...Tronolane, Tucks Ointment
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical

  • 1%
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Minor Skin Irritation

Apply lotion/cream to affected area up to 3-4 times/day

Vaginal Itching

Apply wipes to external vaginal area up to 3-4 times/day

Hemorrhoid Pain/Itching

Up to 5 times/day in anorectal area AM, PM and after bowel movements, or PRN

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical

  • 1%
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Minor Skin Irritation

< 2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

> 2 years: Apply lotion/cream to affected area up to 3-4 times/day

Hemorrhoidal or Vaginal Itching

< 12 years: Safety and efficacy not established

> 12 years: Apply lotion/cream to affected area up to 3-4 times/day

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Irritation

Pruritus

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any ingredients

Cautions

PR not to be used >4 consecutive weeks

Reevaluate if rectal bleeding or condition worsens in 7 days

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: NA

Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Local anesthetic; inhibits conduction of nerve impulses from sensory nerves by decreasing neuronal membrane's permeability to sodium ions

Pharmacokinetics

Onset: 3-5 min

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