Pramoxine is an anesthetic, or “numbing medicine.” It works by interfering with pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain.
Pramoxine topical (for the skin) is used to treat pain or itching caused by insect bites, minor burns or scrapes, hemorrhoids, and minor skin rash, dryness, or itching. Pramoxine topical is also used to treat chapped lips, and pain or skin irritation caused by coming into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.
Anest Hemor, Blistex Pro Relief, Calaclear, Caladryl Clear (obsolete), Callergy Clear, Curasore, Gold Bond Anti-Itch, Itch-X, PrameGel, Pramox, Prax, Prax Wipe, Proctofoam, Proctozone-P, Sarna Sensitive, Sarna Ultra, Summers Eve Anti-Itch, Tronolane
Side effects include:
Local burning or stinging.
(topical cream, rectal foam, topical pad, topical gel, topical lotion, topical kit, topical spray, topical stick, compounding powder)