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Acticin

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Acticin

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Acticin (permethrin) Cream 5%

Acticin (permethrin) Cream 5% is a topical scabicidal agent for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies). It is available in an off- white, vanishing cream base. Acticin (permethrin) Cream is for topical use only.

Chemical Name: The permethrin used is an approximate 1:3 mixture of the cis and trans isomers of the pyfethroid (±)- 3- phenoxybenzyl 3-( 2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2- dimethylcycloorooanecarboxvlate. Permethrin has a molecular formula of C21H20C12O3 and a molecular weight of 391.29, and structural formula:

It is a yellow to light orange-brown, low melting solid or viscous liquid.

Each gram of Acticin Cream 5% contains permethrin 50 mg (5%) and the inactive ingredients butylated hydroxytoluene, carbomer 934P coconut oil, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin alcohols, light mineral oil, polyoxyethylene cetyl ethers, purified water, and sodium hydroxide. Formaldehyde 1 mg (0.1%) is added as a preservative.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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