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Patients with scabies should be advised that itching, mild burning and/or stinging may occur after application of ELIMITE® (permethrin) 5% Cream. In clinical trials, approximately 75% of patients treated with ELIMITE® (permethrin) 5% Cream who continued to manifest pruritus at 2 weeks had cessation by 4 weeks. If irritation persists, they should consult their physician. ELIMITE® (permethrin) 5% Cream may be very mildly irritating to the eyes. Patients should be advised to avoid contact with eyes during application and to flush with water immediately if ELIMITE® (permethrin) 5% Cream gets in the eyes.
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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