pramoxine/allantoin topical (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Neosporin LT Lip Treatment
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

pramoxine/allantoin

topical ointment

  • 1%/1.5%

Topical Pain

For temporary relief fof pain associated with dry, chapped lips or cold sores

Apply to affected area q6-8hr PRN

Administration

Apply directly to lips or apply to finger and then cover lips

Topical Pain

For temporary relief of pain associated with dry, chapped lips or cold sores

>2 years: Apply to affected area q6-8hr PRN

<2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

Administration

Apply directly to lips or apply to finger and then cover lips

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Irritation

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any product component

Cautions

For external use only

Do not use in the eyes

If condition worsens, or if symptoms persist for longer than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days, discontinue use and consult a physician

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: Undetermined

Lactation: Unknown if excreted in breast milk

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

Pramoxine is a local anesthetic due to inhibition of conduction of nerve impulses from sensory nerves, resulting from an alteration of the cell membrane permeability to ions; allantoin acts as a skin protectant to moisturize and protect lips

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