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Calamine (Topical)

Brand Names : Calamox, Diaper Rash Ointment, Onguent de Calamine

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions

  • Antipruritic, topical
  • Skin protectant

Calamine (KAL-a-meen) is used to relieve the itching, pain, and discomfort of minor skin irritations, such as those caused by poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. This medicine also dries oozing and weeping caused by poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.

Calamine is available without prescription in the following dosage forms:

  • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Ointment (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Calamox

In Canada -

  • Diaper Rash Ointment
  • Onguent de Calamine

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.


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Calamine: Before Using

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