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Permethrin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Permethrin belongs to the class of medicine termed as pyrethrins. It is used for the treatment of scabies which is caused by a mite infestation on your skin. You have to apply this ointment only in the specified areas. It should not be used in sensitive areas like the eyes, nose and mouth

You have to get a check-up if you still feel discomfort from scabies, persist after the use of this medicine to check if the mites are still physically present on your skin surface. This medicine needs to be washed off with water 8-14 hours after application.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

The medication is primarily used for the following conditions:

Some of the side effects that may be observed in patients are:

  • Itching Or Rash

  • Redness Of Skin

  • Infected And Pus Filled Areas On The Skin And Scalp

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration through which this medicine remains effective depends on the person involved. The average time is 8 to 10 days.

  • What is the onset of action?

    This medicine starts giving use within 15 to 30 minutes of applying on the area affected.

  • Is it habit forming?

    Habit forming tendencies have not been observed for this medicine.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    This medicine’s interaction with alcohol has not been observed sufficiently. However, alcohol reduces the efficiency of a lot of medicines and you should talk to your doctor before you consume alcohol along with this medicine.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine does not pose any hazard to the fetus and you can consume it while pregnant. However, you should ask your doctor to specify the dosage.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine should be avoided by lactating mothers, if possible. If you are still using it, you should not breastfeed after you have applied this ointment to respective body parts. Also, you should consult your doctor before use.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Sufficient information is not available on whether you can drive while consuming this medicine.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    This medicine has not been known to interfere with the treatment of kidney disease.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    This medicine has not been observed to harm the liver, or interfere with treatment for liver disease.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    This medicine is applied only one time on a particular person’s skin for treatment. The medicine isn’t required multiple times, and therefore there is no danger of missing one particular dose.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek medical help if you suspect an overdose from the symptoms. Also, if this medicine gets into sensitive areas like the nose, mouth or genitals, there might be serious ill effects to your health. Consult your doctor in these cases also.

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  • Japan

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This medicine behaves as a neurotoxin and interferes with the neural transmission. As a result, paralysis of the outer structure and eventually lysis of the parasite happens.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
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Table of Content
About Permethrin
What are the uses of Permethrin
What are the contraindications of Permethrin ?
What are the side effects of Permethrin ?
Key highlights of Permethrin
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Permethrin approved?
Medicines containing Permethrin
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Permethrin ?