Generic Name and Formulations:
Permethrin 5%; crm.
Various generic manufacturers
Indications for Permethrin:
Adults and Children:
<2 months: not recommended. ≥2 months: massage into skin from head to soles of feet. Remove 8–14hrs later by washing. Usually 1 treatment suffices; if living mites are present after 14 days, retreat. Infants: also treat scalp, temples and forehead. Wash or dryclean bedding and clothing appropriately.
Allergy to pyrethrins, pyrethroids, or chrysanthemums.
Avoid eyes. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Pruritus, burning, stinging, tingling, numbness, erythema, rash.
Formerly known under the brand names Acticin, Elimite.