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Description

Pramox HC cream is a topical medication consisting of a combination of a steroid and an anesthetic, called hydrocortisone and pramoxine. We carry the brand choice of this medication!

Pramox HC cream is used to treat itching and discomfort caused by a variety of skin conditions, such as allergic reactions, eczema, minor burns, insect bites, or other skin conditions. The steroid in this medicine is called hydrocortisone and it helps by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause the inflammation while the anesthetic, called pramoxine, helps by interfering with pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain, this will allow a “numbing” effect which stops the body from feeling the pain.

Directions

Read all the directions on the label before proceeding with using this product.

Before applying the cream, ensure you wash your hands and dry them thoroughly. Use only a small amount of cream on the affected area and gently rub it into the skin. Do not cover the area after applying the cream unless otherwise directed by a doctor. Avoid using this product on skin that is damaged or broken.

Store at room temperature in a low risk area of moisture and heat.

Cautions

Do not use Pramox HC Cream (hydrocortisone/pramoxine)

Do not use this product if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or pramoxine, or any other anesthetics or “numbing” medicines.

Do not give this product to a child. Only under a doctor’s approval should this medication be given to a child.

Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required

To make sure this product is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, diabetes, eye problems, a stomach or intestinal disorder, a rectal sore or infection, or if you use any drugs that weak the immune system, including steroids.

Other

This medication will not treat a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection. If you have a skin infection, you must have it treatment before using this medication.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding. The effects of this drug have not been established on babies who are breast feeding or still in the mother womb.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Pramox HC Cream (hydrocortisone/pramoxine) may include:

  • burning, dryness, irritation, itching, or redness of skin
  • skin rash

The above side effects should not alarm you.

Serious side effects of Pramox HC Cream (hydrocortisone/pramoxine) may include:

  • blood-containing blisters on skin
  • changes in skin color
  • excess hair growth
  • increased skin sensitivity
  • lack of healing of skin condition
  • numbness in fingers
  • pain when the medication is applied

If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.

Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…

allergic reaction: sneezing and an itchy, runny or blocked nose (allergic rhinitis), itchy, red, or watering eyes (conjunctivitis), wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, cough, a raised itchy, red rash (hives) or swollen lips, tongue, eyes or face.

FAQs

What should I avoid while using this medication?

Avoid applying this cream to swollen skin areas or deep puncture wounds. You may also want to avoid putting this cream on areas of skin that are raw or blistered, such as a severe burn or abrasion, or skin fold areas, such as the underarms)

Are there other forms of this medication available?

Yes. At MyDrugCenter, we also carry Pramox HC Lotion! Generally, those with dry skin should go for creams while those with oily skin should go for lotions.

What if I miss a dose?

It is unlikely you will miss a dose as this cream is generally applied as needed. If you are on a schedule, skip the miss dose if your next dose is soon.