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Permethrin
Scabies and lice
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Drug Name:

Permethrin Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Permethrin 5%; crm.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Permethrin:

Scabies.

Adults and Children:

<2 months: not recommended. ≥2 months: massage into skin from head to soles of feet. Remove 8–14hrs later by washing. Usually 1 treatment suffices; if living mites are present after 14 days, retreat. Infants: also treat scalp, temples and forehead. Wash or dryclean bedding and clothing appropriately.

Contraindications:

Allergy to pyrethrins, pyrethroids, or chrysanthemums.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid eyes. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

Scabicide.

Adverse Reactions:

Pruritus, burning, stinging, tingling, numbness, erythema, rash.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand names Acticin, Elimite.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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