Calamine and Sulfur Lotion

Name of Medicinal Product
Calamine and Sulfur Lotion

Pharmaceutical form and Strength  
Pharmaceutical form: Lotion
Appearance: A brownish pink lotion free from foreign particle.
Calamine BP . . . . 15% w/v
Sulfur BP . . . . . . 2% w/v

Therapeutic Category 

  • Mild astringent lotion recommended for the topical treatment of mild skin irritation, fungal infection and many kinds of skin disorders, including mild sunburn, Rashes, Eczema, acne and pimples.

  • Hypersensitivity to the active substances. Do not use on wind burned, dry, chapped. Also avoid using on wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using this medication.

Precautions / Warnings 
  • Do not use on extensive areas of skin for longer than 7 days
  • Avoid contact with mucous membranes and eyes
  • Discontinue if rash or burning sensation occurs
  • Avoid contact with eyes, mouth and nose.
  • Shake well before use.
  • For external use only.
  • Keep all medicines away from children.

Pregnancy and Lactation 
  • No evidence is available as to the safety of the product when used during pregnancy and lactation. In such cases therefore use with caution.

Side effects / Adverse reactions 
  • Occasional hypersensitivity or irritant reactions. Serious side effects are not likely to occur. Stop using this product and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction. 
  • Patient may experience some burning, stinging, tingling, itching, redness, dryness, peeling or irritation.

Drug Interactions 
  • When using this product, do not use any of the following preparations on the same affected area as this medicine:
  1. Abrasive soaps or cleansers
  2. Alcohol-containing preparations
  3. Any other topical acne preparation.
  4. Cosmetics or soaps that dry the skin
  5. Medicated cosmetics
  6. Do not use any topical mercury containing preparation, such as ammoniated mercury ointment, on the same area as this medicine. To do so may cause a foul odor, may be irritating to the skin, and may stain the skin black.
  7. May mask x-ray pictures under certain circumstances.

Dosage & Administration 
Apply lotion directly to the skin and rub in gently, allow to dry. Apply 3 to 4 times a day. Avoid contact with eyes.

Over dosage
  • Overdose is considered unlikely with this product.
  • No special procedures or anti-dote is likely to be necessary. In case of over use wash off with hot water.

Effects on ability to drive and use machines 
Not Applicable
Shelf life 24 months from the date of manufacturing

Special precautions for storage 
Keep the bottle well closed in a dry place below 30°C, protected from light.
Keep out of reach of Children.

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