Table of contents

  • Brand Names
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacologic Category
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Therapeutic Use
  • Pregnancy and Lactation Implications
  • Contraindications
  • Warnings and Precautions
  • Adverse Reactions
  • Dosage

Brand Names


Belgium: Eurax; France: Eurax; Germany: Crotamitex, Eraxil; Ireland: Eurax; Italy: Eurax; Luxembourg: Eurax; Malta: Eurax; Poland: Crotamiton; Portugal: Eurax, Scabicin; Slovenia: Eurax; UK: Eurax.

North America

Canada: Eurax; USA: Crotan, Eurax.

Latin America

Mexico: Acomexol, Eurax.


Japan: Crotamiton, Eurax.

Drug combinations


Crotamiton: C~13~H~17~NO. Mw: 203.28. 2-Butenamide, N-ethyl-N-(2-methylphenyl)-; (2) N-Ethyl-o-crotonotoluidide. CAS-483-63-6.

Pharmacologic Category

Skin and Mucous Membrane Agents; Anti-infectives; Scabicides and Pediculicides. Antipruritic. (ATC-Code: D04AX).

Mechanism of action

Active against Sarcoptes scabiei (mite which causes scabies), Pediculus humanus var. capitis (head louse), and Pediculus humanus var. corporis (body louse). Mechanisms of action are not known.

Therapeutic use

Scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei). Pruritus.

Pregnancy and lactiation implications

Animal reproduction studies not conducted. Use during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Excretion in breast milk unknown.

Unlabeled use


Hypersensitivity to crotamiton or any component of the formulation. Primary irritation response to topical medications.

Warnings and precautions

For external use only. Should not be applied to acutely inflamed or raw skin.



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