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brand proctofoam-hc 1%-1% foam

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Uses

Pramoxine preparations are used for self-medication for the temporary relief of pain and itching associated with minor lip or skin irritations (e.g., dermatoses, insect bites, minor burns or sunburns, minor cuts or scrapes, cold sores, rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac).

Pramoxine preparations also are used for self-medication for the temporary relief of pain, soreness, burning, itching, or discomfort associated with hemorrhoids or other anorectal/anogenital disorders (e.g., inflammation, irritation, fissures, anogenital pruritus).

Dosage and Administration

Administration

Preparations containing pramoxine hydrochloride are applied topically. These preparations may be applied to the lip in the form of an ointment (''lip balm''); to the skin in the form of a gel, lotion, ointment, or solution; to the external vaginal area in the form of pledgets (pads); or to the external anorectal area in the form of an aerosol foam, cream, ointment, or pledgets.

The lotion containing pramoxine hydrochloride should be shaken well prior to use. The aerosol foam should be shaken well and dispersed onto a clean tissue before applying to the affected area. Pledgets should be applied gently by patting or wiping the affected area; pledgets should be used only once and then discarded.

Patients receiving pramoxine-containing preparations for the management of hemorrhoids or other anorectal disorders should be advised to cleanse the affected perianal area with mild soap and warm water and rinsing thoroughly whenever practical; the area then should be dried by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before application of the drug.

Dosage

For self-medication for the temporary relief of pain and itching associated with lip or skin irritations in adults and children 2 years of age and older, pramoxine hydrochloride 1% gel, lotion, ointment, or solution is applied topically to the affected area up to 3 or 4 times daily. For use in children younger than 2 years of age, a pediatrician should be consulted.

For self-medication for the temporary relief of pain, soreness, burning, itching, or discomfort caused by hemorrhoids or other anorectal disorders in adults and children 12 years of age and older, pramoxine hydrochloride 1% aerosol foam, cream, ointment, or pledget is applied topically to the affected area up to 4 or 5 times daily or after each bowel movement. The manufacturers state that this dosage should not be exceeded unless directed by a clinician. For use in children younger than 12 years of age, a clinician should be consulted.

For self-medication for the management of anogenital pruritus, pramoxine hydrochloride 1% pledget is applied to the external vaginal area up to 3-4 times daily. For use in children younger than 12 years of age, a clinician should be consulted.

Cautions

Adverse Effects

Local effects, such as burning or stinging, may occur following topical application of pramoxine. The drug has a low index of sensitization, and cross-sensitization with other local anesthetics is unlikely.

Precautions and Contraindications

Topical pramoxine preparations are for external use only. Contact of pramoxine topical preparations with the eyes and nose should be avoided.

Topical pramoxine preparations used for skin irritations should not be employed for vaginal, genital, or rectal itching. These preparations should not be applied to extensive areas of skin, open wounds, or damaged/blistered skin, and should not be used for prolonged periods. Pramoxine-containing lip ointment should not be used on deep or puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns.

Topical pramoxine preparations used for hemorrhoids or other anorectal disorders should not be inserted into the rectum using fingers or any mechanical device. The manufacturer of the aerosol foam preparation also warns against inserting any part of the aerosol container into the rectum. If rectal bleeding occurs during use of any of the topical pramoxine preparations, the drug should be discontinued and a clinician consulted.

Allergic reactions to pramoxine or any ingredients in the formulation may develop in certain individuals. If an allergic reaction occurs, the drug should be discontinued and a clinician consulted.

If erythema, irritation, swelling, pain, or other symptoms develop or worsen during therapy, pramoxine should be discontinued and a clinician consulted. Pramoxine also should be discontinued and a clinician consulted if pain and itching persist for more than 7 days, worsen, or resolve and occur again within a few days.

Pediatric Precautions

Preparations containing pramoxine hydrochloride should not be used to provide temporary relief of pain and itching associated with lip/skin irritations or hemorrhoids/anorectal disorders in children younger than 2 or 12 years of age, respectively, unless directed by a clinician.

Pregnancy and Lactation

Pregnancy

Women who are pregnant should consult a clinician before initiating therapy with pramoxine-containing preparations.

Lactation

Women who are breast-feeding should consult a clinician before initiating therapy with pramoxine-containing preparations.

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