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    What is Caladryl?

    Caladryl Lotion is used for Eczema, Photo damage of skin, Warts, Itch, Itching, Burning sensation and other conditions. Caladryl Lotion may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Caladryl Lotion contains Calamine Topical, Camphor Topical and Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Topical as active ingredients.
    Caladryl Lotion works by producing the skin soothing action; drying the oozing and weeping the poison ivy; providing relief from pain and also treats other conditions;
    Johnson And Johnson manufactures Caladryl Lotion.
    Detailed information related to Caladryl Lotion's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Caladryl Lotion Uses

    Caladryl Lotion is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3, 4
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    Caladryl Lotion Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Caladryl Lotion improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Caladryl Lotion - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Caladryl Lotion is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Caladryl Lotion - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Caladryl Lotion. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 4
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Caladryl Lotion - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Caladryl Lotion, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • for external use only
    • keep out of reach of children
    • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
    • wash your hands before and after applying Caladryl Lotion. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
    • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Caladryl Lotion. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
    • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
    • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.
    References: 3

    Caladryl Lotion - Drug Interactions

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Caladryl Lotion - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Caladryl Lotion is a contraindication. In addition, Caladryl Lotion should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    References: 3
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Where to Buy Caladryl Lotion

    Click here to find nearby pharmacies/medical stores where you can buy Caladryl Lotion.

    Caladryl Lotion - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Caladryl Lotion safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Calamine Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Camphor Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Is Caladryl Lotion safe while breastfeeding?
      • Calamine Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Camphor Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Can Caladryl Lotion be used for eczema and photo damage of skin?
      Yes, eczema and photo damage of skin are among the most common reported uses for Caladryl Lotion. Please do not use Caladryl Lotion for eczema and photo damage of skin without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Caladryl Lotion.
    • How long do I need to use Caladryl Lotion before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 1 day and within 2 hours as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Caladryl Lotion. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Caladryl Lotion.
    • At what frequency do I need to use Caladryl Lotion? website users have reported once a day and twice a day as the most common frequency of using Caladryl Lotion. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Caladryl Lotion. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Caladryl Lotion.
    • Should I consume Caladryl Lotion empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Caladryl Lotion anytime. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Caladryl Lotion.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Caladryl Lotion medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Caladryl Lotion. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Caladryl Lotion

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 5, 6, 7, 8

    Overdosage of Caladryl Lotion

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Caladryl Lotion, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 9, 10, 11

    Storage of Caladryl Lotion

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Caladryl Lotion.
    References: 12, 13, 14, 15

    Expired Caladryl Lotion

    • Taking a single dose of expired Caladryl Lotion is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 16, 17

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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    Caladryl Lotion - Packages and Strengths

    Caladryl Lotion is available in the following packages and strengths
    Caladryl Lotion - Packages: 60ML Lotion, 100ML Lotion, 50ML Lotion, 57ML Lotion

    Caladryl Lotion - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Caladryl Lotion - Demographic Information


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