- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions for HISTO CALAMINE LOTION and its Constituents
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Rare Side-Effects
- 9 Technical Classification
- 10 Available Alternatives for HISTO CALAMINE LOTION
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OverviewHISTO CALAMINE LOTION is a Schedule G drug.
HISTO CALAMINE LOTION is composed of: CALAMINE (8 %W/V), GLYCERIN (6.25 %W/V), DIPHENHYDRAMINE (1 %W/V), CAMPHOR (0.1 %W/V)
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Diphenhydramine is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other cold or allergy symptoms. Diphenhydramine is also used to treat motion sickness, to induce sleep, and to treat certain symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
UsageCALAMINE is generally used to treat: Measles, Eczema, Itchy Skin, Sunburn, Ivy Poison, Insect Bite
CALAMINE can address symptoms like: Skin Irritation
DIPHENHYDRAMINE is generally used to treat: Hives, Skin Rash, Common Cold, Allergy
DIPHENHYDRAMINE can address symptoms like: Sneezing, Body Itching, Runny Nose, Eyes Watery Eyes
CAMPHOR is generally used to treat: Eczema, Dermatitis, Itchy Skin, Skin Rash
CAMPHOR can address symptoms like: Skin Irritation, Body Itching, Cough
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 6month
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe
How Do I Take It?HISTO CALAMINE LOTION is generally taken With Food.
Precautions for HISTO CALAMINE LOTION and its Constituents
- Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. You should not use calamine topical if you are allergic to it.Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
- Before you apply calamine topical, wash the skin with soap and water. Allow the skin to dry completely.
- Shake the calamine lotion well just before each use.
- Apply calamine topical directly to the skin and rub in gently, allowing it to dry on your skin. You may also use a cotton ball to smooth the medicine onto your skin.Wash your hands with soap and water after applying the medicine.
dont swallow the calamine
Caution should be exercised in patients with
- If you have an allergy to camphor gel or any part of camphor gel.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
- This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If camphor gel is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- If signs get worse or last for more than 7 days, talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking
- Do not take camphor gel by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected part and rub in gently.
- Keep out of your eyes.
- If camphor gel gets in the eyes, rinse with a lot of water. If eye irritation lasts for a while, talk with the doctor.
- If you use camphor gel on a regular basis, put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times camphor gel is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
- Do not apply this medicine on wound/damaged skin, eyes and nose.
- Tell your doctor if you have sensitive skin. Avoid exposure to sunlight as it can cause photosensitivity.
- Do not administer camphor based medicines orally in large amounts as it can be toxic.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Do not take if below 2 years.
Symptoms of OverdosageDIPHENHYDRAMINE over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing, Drowsiness, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs), Eyes Enlarged (dilated) Pupils, Restless Or Irritability, Hallucinations
Common Side-EffectsCALAMINE : Hives, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Face Swelling, Difficulty Breathing
DIPHENHYDRAMINE : Dizziness, Drowsiness, Loss Of Coordination, Nausea, Vomit, Constipation, Head Headache, Nervousness, Weakness (generalized)
CAMPHOR : Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Hives, Skin Irritation
Rare Side-EffectsCALAMINE : Dizziness
DIPHENHYDRAMINE : Skin Rash, Body Itching, Face Swelling
Technical ClassificationCALAMINE is categorized as: MISCELLANEOUS TOPICAL AGENTS / DERMATOLOGICAL AGENTS / TOPICAL AGENTS
DIPHENHYDRAMINE is categorized as: ANTIHISTAMINES / RESPIRATORY AGENTS
CAMPHOR is categorized as: TOPICAL RUBEFACIENT / DERMATOLOGICAL AGENTS / TOPICAL AGENTS
Available Alternatives for HISTO CALAMINE LOTION
What are the commonly available Substitutes?
|HISTO CALAMINE LOTION||INR 93.5 for 100 ML||CALAMINE 8 %W/V, GLYCERIN 6.25 %W/V, ALOE VERA 5 %W/V, DIPHENHYDRAMINE 1 %W/V, CAMPHOR 0.1 %W/V|
|HISTO CALAMINE LTN||INR 109 for 100 ML LOTION||CALAMINE 8.0 %W/V, GLYCERIN 6.25 %W/V, ALOE VERA 5.0 %W/V, DIPHENHYDRAMINE 1.0 %W/V, CAMPHOR 0.1 %W/V|