What is Caladryl?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs


Caladryl combines pramoxine, a topical anesthetic, camphor which helps to relieve itching and calamine which acts as a drying agent. It is used to treat insect bites, skin irritation, rash due to poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Caladryl

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Caladryl

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
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Stopped taking Caladryl

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
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There are no evaluations for Caladryl.