Scabies and lice:

Indications for: Permethrin


Adults and Children:

<2 months: not recommended. ≥2 months: massage into skin from head to soles of feet. Remove 8–14hrs later by washing. Usually 1 treatment suffices; if living mites are present after 14 days, retreat. Infants: also treat scalp, temples and forehead. Wash or dryclean bedding and clothing appropriately.

Permethrin Contraindications:

Allergy to pyrethrins, pyrethroids, or chrysanthemums.

Permethrin Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid eyes. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Permethrin Classification:


Adverse Reactions:

Pruritus, burning, stinging, tingling, numbness, erythema, rash.


Formerly known under the brand names Acticin, Elimite.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.