Calamine Pharmacology


About Calamine
Antipruritic, mild antiseptic, astringent.
Mechanism of Action of Calamine
Calamine is an anti-pruritics, which are used to relieve itching. Itching can be caused by physical irritation or chemical changes in the skin caused by disease, allergy, inflammation, side-effects of drugs, or reaction to irritant substances. It is a common symptom of skin disorders, e.g. eczema, and infection with lice or worms. Calamine is used as it has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin for symptomatic relief of the itching. It also contains the active ingredient zinc oxide, which has antiseptic properties and helps prevent infection from scratching.
Pharmacokinets of Calamine
Onset of Action for Calamine
Duration of Action for Calamine
Half Life of Calamine
Side Effects of Calamine
2.Difficulty breathing
3.Swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Contra-indications of Calamine
1.Hypersensitivity to Calamine
2. Oozing skin
Special Precautions while taking Calamine
1.Do not use on extensive areas of skin for longer than 7 days
2.Avoid contact with mucous membranes and eyes
3.Discontinue if rash or burning sensation occurs
4.Avoid contact with eyes or mouth or nose.
Pregnancy Related Information
May be used
Old Age Related Information
May be used
Breast Feeding Related Information
May be used
Children Related Information
May be used
Indications for Calamine
1.To relieve the itching, pain, and discomfort of minor skin irritations
Interactions for Calamine
Typical Dosage for Calamine
Apply calamine directly to the skin and rub in gently, allowing to dry on your skin. Apply 3 to 4 times a day.
Schedule of Calamine
Storage Requirements for Calamine
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.Keep out of the reach of children.

Effects of Missed Dosage of Calamine
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose.Do not double the dose.Continue the regular schedule.
Effects of Overdose of Calamine
Give supportive measures and sympptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Calamine in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for calamine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for calamine may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take calamine only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for calamine before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for calamine with the pharmacy.

Calamine is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for calamine might be better known than calamine itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have calamine in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for calamine.