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Drug Description:

This medicine is used topically to treat head lice and scabies.Store in a dry place at room temperature between 59 – 86F. Keep out of reach of children and petsHow much medicine you take and how often you take it depend on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your health care provider. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. If more than one dose is missed, contact your health care provider or pharmacist. Do not take this medication by mouth. Do not use more of this medication than is recommended. Avoid application to your mouth, nose, or eyes. Treat sexual and other close contacts who are also infected. To prevent reinfection, wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, hair brushes, and combs with a strong cleanser in hot water to remove any mites or eggs. To treat scabies: Apply a thin layer of the cream to all body parts from the neck down to the soles of the feet (scabies does not usually infect the head). Treat infants also on the hairline, neck, scalp, temple, and forehead. Apply the medication to dry skin and rub it in well. Leave the medication on for 8 to 14 hours, then wash it off completely. Scabies is usually cured with one application. To treat head lice: Shampoo, rinse, and towel dry the hair as usual. Apply enough lotion to saturate the hair and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse with water. Combing of the hair to remove nits is not necessary. One treatment should cure the infection.Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to this medicine or to any ingredient present in this medicine.Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine if you are taking any herbal products, if you are taking blood thinners if you have stomach problems if you have peptic ulcers if you have any other medical condition like liver or kidney function impairment, heart ot lung problemAvoid sexual or intimate contact with others until the infection has been cured. Also avoid sharing hair combs, hair accessories, hats, clothing, bed linens, and other articles of personal use. The infections are highly contagious. Do not use more of this medication than is directed. Using too much of this medication could be very dangerous. Do not apply to open cuts or wounds. This could cause too much medication to be absorbed by your body, which could be very dangerous.Most severe: Allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).Most common: Itching, burning or stinging, tingling, numbness, redness, swelling, or a rashOther: Worsening of your condition

Indication:

This medicine is used topically to treat head lice and scabies.

Storage:

Store in a dry place at room temperature between 59 – 86F. Keep out of reach of children and pets

General:

If you have any questions about your medicine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. This medicine is only to be used by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not give it to others. This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medicine. If you have any questions about your medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Precautions:

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine if you are taking any herbal products, if you are taking blood thinners if you have stomach problems if you have peptic ulcers if you have any other medical condition like liver or kidney function impairment, heart ot lung problem

Warnings:

Avoid sexual or intimate contact with others until the infection has been cured. Also avoid sharing hair combs, hair accessories, hats, clothing, bed linens, and other articles of personal use. The infections are highly contagious. Do not use more of this medication than is directed. Using too much of this medication could be very dangerous. Do not apply to open cuts or wounds. This could cause too much medication to be absorbed by your body, which could be very dangerous.

Patient Family Info:

How much medicine you take and how often you take it depend on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your health care provider. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. If more than one dose is missed, contact your health care provider or pharmacist. Do not take this medica

Contra Indication:

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to this medicine or to any ingredient present in this medicine.

Severe Side Effects:

Most severe: Allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).

Common Side Effects:

Most common: Itching, burning or stinging, tingling, numbness, redness, swelling, or a rash

Other Side Effects:

Worsening of your condition

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Permethrin

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