Recommended Topic Related To:

Acticin

"Scientists at the National Institutes of Health report they have discovered in mouse studies that a small molecule released in the spinal cord triggers a process that is later experienced in the brain as the sensation of itch.

The small"...

Acticin

INDICATIONS

Acticin (permethrin) Cream 5% is indicated for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies).

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Adults and children: Thoroughly massage Acticin (permethrin) Cream into the skin from the head to the soles of the feet. Scabies rarely infests the scalp of adults, although the hairline, neck, temple, and forehead may be infested in infants and geriatric patients. Usually 30 grams is sufficient for an average adult. The cream should be removed by washing (shower or bath) after 6 to 14 hours. Infants should be treated on the scalp, temple and forehead.

ONE APPLICATION IS GENERALLY CURATIVE.

Patients may experience persistent pruritus after treatment. This is rarely a sign of treatment failure and is not an indication for retreatment. Demonstrable living mites after 14 days indicate that retreatment is necessary.

HOW SUPPLIED

Acticin (permethrin) Cream 5% (wt./ wt.) is supplied in 60g tubes.

NDC Code

Strength

Quantity

62794-131-06

5%

60 g


Store at room temperature 15°- 25° C (59°- 77° F).

CAUTION: Federal (USA) law prohibits dispensing without prescription.

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

A A A

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


Women's Health

Find out what women really need.

advertisement
advertisement
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations