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Elimite is the brand name for the medication permethrin a topical cream. Nix Cream Rinse and Acticin are other brand names for this same medication. This drug is a pediculicide and a scabicide, which means it treats lice. A pediculicide is a chemical agent that kills lice on humand and animals. A scabicide kills scabies. Scabies is a contagious infection that is caused by a tiny mite or insect called Sarcoptes scbiei. Elimite can also be prescribed for other conditions not described here.

This medication is not to be taken orally and do not apply more than is prescribed. Avoid applying this medication to the mouth, nose or eyes. People who you have close contact with, including sexual partners should also seek treatment. Re-infection is possible. To avoid re-infection, wash all hats, bed clothes, bed linens, hats, coats, scarves, combs and brushes with a strong cleanser in very hot water. This will kill any mites or eggs.

This medication is a derivative of chrysanthemums. Do not use it if you are allergic to the chrysanthemum flower. The US FDA categorizes drugs based on safety for pregnant women. Elimite is categorized as B. This indicates that this drug is not EXPECTED to cause harm to an unborn child, but you should discuss all risk factors with your doctor before taking this medication if you are expecting. Elimite can pass through breast milk to an infant. Do not take Elimite if you are nursing; discuss the safety with the pediatrician and your physician first.

Follow the instructions exactly as directed by your physician or within the package directions. If you have questions about using this medication consult with your pharmacist, nurse or doctor. Do not use more than recommended. In order to treat scabies apply a thin layer of the cream to all infected parts of the body from the neck down to the bottom of the feet. Scabies rarely infect the head. Infants should be treated on the hairline, neck, scalp, temple and forehead. Put the medication on dry clean skin and rub it in well. The medication should be left on the skin for 8 to 14 hours and then washed off completely. Scabies is cured with one application.

To treat head lice, first shampoo hair, then rinse and towel dry. Apply enough of the cream to saturate the hair and let it sit in the hair for ten minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Combing out nits is no longer necessary for this medication and treatment. One treatment should cure the infection of head lice. Avoid the eyes, nose and mouth. Flush completely with water if the medication should bet into these areas. Key to cure is preventing re-infection. Re-infection can be avoided by washing all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, combs and hair brushes. Use a strong cleanser and very hot water to kill the mites and eggs. Do not apply this medication to cuts or open wounds. This could cause too much medicine to be absorbed into your system which can be very harmful. Store this medication at room temperature and away from moisture.

This medication is applied only once, so missing a dose is highly unlikely. If you feel you are overdosing, seek emergency medical attention. The symptoms of an overdose are not defined.

Avoid sexual contact and intimacy until the infestation is cleared. Infections of head lice and scabies are very contagious. Do not use this medication any other way than directed.

A severe reaction indicates an allergy, to this drug, which may be life-threatening, seek emergency medical intervention. Allergic reaction presents as shortness of breath, hives, swelling of lips, throat, face or tongue, fainting or rash.

Side effects of this medication include itching, stinging, numbness, tingling, inflammation, swelling or a rash. If the side effects are severe or last a long time, contact your doctor. Side effects not listed here may occur. If they become worrisome, contact your doctor.

Do not use other topical ointments on the infected area during treatment. As always, if you need more information, contact your physician or pharmacist regarding this medication.

ELIMITE (permethrin) 5% Cream is a topical scabicidal agent for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies). It is available in an off-white, vanishing cream base. ELIMITE Cream is for topical use only. The permethrin used is an approximate 1:3 mixture of the cis and trans isomers of the pyrethroid 3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid, (3-phenoxyphenyl) methyl ester. Permethrin has a molecular formula of C 21 H 20 Cl 2 O 3 and a molecular weight of 391.29. It is a yellow to light orange-brown, low melt-ing solid or viscous liquid. Each gram contains permethrin 50 mg (5%).
Generic name: Permethrin topical

Brand name(s): Acticin :: Nix Cream Rinse

Similar drugs: Veetids :: Acyclovir :: Triamcinolone

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.: Add date: 2010-06-02 06:23:13 .: Score: 10

.. I swear to god ,,, if anything got worse after 5 weeks ,,, i kill myself ... Promise ... I hate scabies ... They are so itchy and awful !!! Reddish and Yuckie !!!

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