Chemical Name: PERMETHRIN (per-METH-rin)
This medicine is a scabicide used to treat scabies. It works by killing the tiny insects (mites) that cause scabies. Permethrin may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Massage this medicine into the skin from your head to the soles of your feet. For some patients, your doctor may also ask you to treat your scalp, temples, and forehead. Bathe or shower after 8 to 14 hours to remove this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. Keep the container tightly closed.
AVOID GETTING THIS MEDICINE in your eyes or on the inside of your nose and mouth. If it gets in your eyes, flush with water immediately. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR if living mites are found after 14 days. FOR WOMEN: IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while using this medicine.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include itching, mild burning or stinging, swelling, or redness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice any other effects, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, seizures, and loss of consciousness.
Itching may continue for up to 14 days due to sensitivity to mites. This does not indicate treatment failure. Contact your doctor before using this medicine again. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children.