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ELIMITE® (permethrin) 5% Cream is indicated for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies).
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Adults and children: Thoroughly massage ELIMITE® (permethrin) 5% 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 8 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.
ELIMITE® (permethrin) 5% (w/w) Cream is supplied in white laminate tubes with tube head and orifice made of high density polyethylene, and white polypropylene screw caps. ELIMITE® (permethrin) 5% Cream is available in 30 g and 60 g sizes.
ELIMITE (permethrin) ® 5% Cream
30 gm NDC 0023-7915-30
60 gm NDC 0023-7915-60.
Note: Store at 15° to 25°C (59° to 77°F).
Manufactured for: ALLERGAN. Rev June 2003. Allergan, Inc. Irvine, CA 92612 U.S.A. by DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Greenville, NC 27834
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/30/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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