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Elimite Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is permethrin topical (Elimite)?
- What are the possible side effects of permethrin topical?
- What is the most important information I should know about permethrin topical?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using permethrin topical?
- How should I use permethrin topical?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using permethrin topical?
- What other drugs will affect permethrin topical?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since permethrin topical is usually needed only once, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule. Wait at least 7 days before using a second application.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a permethrin topical overdose are unknown.
What should I avoid while using permethrin topical?
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.
Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid sexual or intimate contact with others until your lice or scabies infection has cleared up. Avoid sharing hair brushes, combs, hair accessories, hats, clothing, bed linens, and other articles of personal use. Lice and scabies infections are highly contagious.
What other drugs will affect permethrin topical?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied permethrin. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about permethrin topical written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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