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ELIMITE
PERMETHRIN - TOPICAL CREAM

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

PERMETHRIN - TOPICAL CREAM

(purr-METH-rin)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Elimite

Uses

This medication is used to treat scabies.

How To Use

This medication is for use on the skin only. Apply carefully to the affected area as directed avoiding the eyes, nose and mouth. Massage into the skin. After 8 to 14 hours, wash off the cream.

Side Effects

Itching, tingling, numbness, redness or irritation may occur. If these effects continue, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: a skin rash, burning or swelling skin. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, any allergies. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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.

Notes

One application is usually all that is needed. Flush eyes with water immediately should the medication come into contact with your eyes.

Missed Dose

Apply this medication as soon as possible after it is prescribed. Use only the amount prescribed.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.