menthol topical/pramoxine topical (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Gold Bond Rapid Relief
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosing Forms & Strengths

menthol/pramoxine topical

topical cream

  • 1%/1%

Pain and Itching

For temporary relief of pain and itch associated with minor skin irritations, minor cuts, minor burns, minor sunburns, scrapes, or insect bites; may also be used for rashes due to poison ivy, oak, or sumac

Apply topically to affected area up to 3-4 times daily

Dosage Forms & Strengths

menthol/pramoxine topical

topical cream

  • 1%/1%

Pain and Itching

For temporary relief of pain and itch associated with minor skin irritations, minor cuts, minor burns, minor sunburns, scrapes, or insect bites; may also be used for rashes due to poison ivy, oak, or sumac

<2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

≥2 years: Apply topically to affected area up to 3-4 times daily

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

For external use only

Avoid contact with eyes

Do not use in the eyes or mucous membranes

Not for prolonged use

Do not apply to large areas of the body

Discontinue if symptoms persist for >7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days

Discontinue if redness, irritation, swelling, or pain persists or increases

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: A

Lactation: Unknown if distributed in human 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

Menthol and pramoxine: Each of these agents elicits local anesthetic effects

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