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What is Histo Calamine?

Histo Calamine Lotion is used for Irritation on skin, Skin irritation, Burning of skin and other conditions. Histo Calamine Lotion may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Histo Calamine Lotion contains Lacto Calamine Topical as an active ingredient.
Histo Calamine Lotion works by providing relief from skin irritation.
Somatico Labs manufactures Histo Calamine Lotion.
Detailed information related to Histo Calamine Lotion's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Histo Calamine Lotion Uses

Histo Calamine Lotion is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
  • Irritation on skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Burning of skin
  • Histo Calamine Lotion may also be used for purposes not listed here.
References: 1
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Histo Calamine Lotion Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Histo Calamine Lotion improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 1

Histo Calamine Lotion - Composition and Active Ingredients

Histo Calamine 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.

Histo Calamine Lotion - Side-effects

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

Histo Calamine Lotion - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Histo Calamine 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.
  • avoid contact with mucous membranes and eyes
  • 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 Histo Calamine Lotion. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
  • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Histo Calamine 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: 2

Histo Calamine Lotion - Drug Interactions

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

Histo Calamine Lotion - Contraindications

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Where to Buy Histo Calamine Lotion

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Histo Calamine Lotion - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Histo Calamine Lotion safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Histo Calamine Lotion safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Histo Calamine Lotion be used for irritation on skin and skin irritation?
    Yes, irritation on skin and skin irritation are among the most common reported uses for Histo Calamine Lotion. Please do not use Histo Calamine Lotion for irritation on skin and skin irritation without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Histo Calamine Lotion.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Histo Calamine Lotion? website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Histo Calamine Lotion. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Histo Calamine Lotion. Click here to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Histo Calamine Lotion.
  • Should I consume Histo Calamine Lotion empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Histo Calamine Lotion before food. 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 to find out what other patients report as timing of using Histo Calamine 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 Histo Calamine 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 Histo Calamine 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 Histo Calamine 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: 3, 4, 5, 6

Overdosage of Histo Calamine 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 Histo Calamine 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: 7, 8, 9

Storage of Histo Calamine 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 Histo Calamine Lotion.
References: 10, 11, 12, 13

Expired Histo Calamine Lotion

  • Taking a single dose of expired Histo Calamine 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: 14, 15

Dosage Information

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Questions - Histo Calamine Lotion

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Histo Calamine Lotion - Packages and Strengths

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

Histo Calamine Lotion - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Histo Calamine Lotion - Demographic Information


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  2. DailyMed LABEL: GNP CALAMINE TOPICAL SUSPENSION- calamine 8% and zinc oxide 8% lotion - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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  11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
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