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

  • 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 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Calamine topical

Side effect Patients
Dryness 1

Why patients stopped taking Calamine topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
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Stopped taking Calamine topical

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