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Permite Cream Uses

Permite Cream is used to treat scabies (itchy and highly contagious skin infestation by itch mite sarcoptes scabiei), infestation by head lice (head paediculosis) and pubic infestation (paediculosis pubis).

How it works Permite Cream

Permite Cream is a pyrethroid compound and it belongs to a class of medications called as Ectoparasiticides.  It acts on the nervous system of variety of pests including itch mite and head and pubic lice causing paralysis and death.

What is Permite Cream?

Permite Cream is a medication used for the treatment of Scabies, a contagious skin condition (intense allergic itching) caused by a tiny mite called Sarcoptes Scabiei. This medication belongs to a family of drugs known as pyrethins. Permite Cream functions by paralyzing and destroying the mites and their eggs.
Permethrin is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Acticin and Permite (made by Gladerma) and is available in cream form. This medication may also be used for other purposes not listed above.

Important Information about Permite Cream

Before using Permethrin, inform your doctor if you are allergic to it, or if you have any other known drug allergies. This medication may contain inactive ingredients, which can lead to allergic reactions or other conditions. Also let your doctor know of your medical history, especially any skin infections, or asthma.
For complete treatment of Scabies, and to stop the infection from relapsing, you must take necessary measures for your surroundings (clothing, bedding, pillows, furniture, hats, hair brushes, accessories must be kept clean). The infected person should not use any common things as Scabies is highly contagious.
Permethrin is an FDA category B drug. It is not expected to harm an unborn baby when used while being pregnant. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Before using Permethrin

Before taking Permethrin (Acticin, Permite), take care of all precautions mentioned above. Discuss them with your doctor and clear all doubts which you may have about this drug.

How should I use Permethrin?

Use Permethrin (Acticin, Permite) strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication.

What if I miss a dose?

You are not likely to miss a dose of Permethrin as it is used as needed.

What if I overdose?

In case of an overdose of Permethrin, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately.

Things and Activities to avoid while taking Permethrin

For complete treatment of Scabies, and to stop the infection from relapsing, you must take necessary measures for your surroundings (clothing, bedding, pillows, furniture, hats, hair brushes, accessories must be kept clean). The infected person should not use any common things as Scabies is highly contagious.

Permethrin Side Effects

Some common side effects of Permethrin are itching or mild skin rash, mild burning, stinging, redness, numbness or tingling around the medicated area of the skin
The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Permethrin. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.

Permethrin Dosing Information

Permethrin dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to follow your doctor’s advice properly for best results.

Interaction with other drugs

It is not likely that other drugs will interact with Permethrin. However, let your doctor know about all medications or related products you may be using already. Never start a new medication on your own.

Expert advice

  • Inform you doctor if you have any skin conditions or allergies to medicines, food or other substances, asthma, or if you have any other medical conditions.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes and wear gloves to avoid irritation to hands. If permethrin is accidentally introduced into the eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Apply the medication on small part of the hair to ensure it does not affect coloured or permed hair before application to entire head.
  • Check hair for active infestation with lice or nits after one repetition of treatment after 14 days as you may be at risk of developing resistance to treatment.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

Permethrin

Q. Is permethrin safe during pregnancy?
Permethrin should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Is it safe to use permethrin during breastfeeding?
Permethrin should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Please follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Is permethrin over the counter medicine?
Permethrin is not an over the counter medicine. It is sold only upon a prescription by a registered medical practitioner.

 

Manufacturer Galderma Labs
Equivalent Brands Acticin
Composition Permethrin
Discontinue Url No
Pack

1, 3, 6

4 reviews for Permite Cream 60g (Permethrin 5%)

  1. admin

    Great price and fast delivery nice experience doing business

  2. admin

    Great product and service, as always

  3. admin

    Great price, product and customer support.

  4. admin

    great product
    arrives quick

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