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Permethrin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Permethrin

Generic Name : Permethrin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Permethrin are provided here.
Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
Therapeutic Classification : Scabicides and Pediculicides

Trade Names/Brand Names of Permethrin

India : 


International : 

Elimite, Acticin

Why is Permethrin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a pyrethroid, prescribed for scabies.  It works by killing the scabies mite.


When should Permethrin not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Permethrin?

Thoroughly massage the cream into the skin.

How should Permethrin be taken?

It comes as a cream to apply over the affected area, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Permethrin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, asthma, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Permethrin?

  Local: Skin irritation, rash, redness, swelling, numbness, tingling and rash.

What are the other precautions for Permethrin?

Wash your hand thoroughly after using this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Permethrin?

Store it at room temperature (15- 25 C).

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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