What is Calamine topical?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs


Calamine topical, often available as lotion, contains ingredients to alleviate and soothe itchiness. It is often applied topically to treat conditions such as sunburn, poison ivy, various bites and stings, rashes, and chicken pox.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acne breakout 1 2
Atopic dermatitis 1 1
Chronic idiopathic hives 1 1
Eczema 1 1
Hives (urticaria) 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Calamine topical

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dryness 1

Why patients stopped taking Calamine topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Calamine topical


Stopped taking Calamine topical

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Calamine topical.