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PERMETHRIN 5% CREAM 60GM

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Drug Information For:

ELIMITE 5% CREAM 60GM

Ingredient Name:

PERMETHRIN (per-METH-rin)

Drug Manufacturer:

HERBERT LABS

Common Uses:

This medicine is a scabicide used to treat scabies. It works by killing the tiny insects (mites) that cause scabies. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Before Using This Medicine:

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.

How to Use This Medicine:

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.

Cautions:

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. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Overdose:

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.

Additional Information:

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.

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