Patient information on Acticin that has been reviewed by a physician - includes a description, dosage, and instructions.
Scabies and head lice are treated with acticin (for the skin). Acticin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Anti-parasite medicine permethrin is used.
Shake the item outside after removing it from the bag. All sexual partners should be treated. Apply Acticin to all pubic hair and any surrounding hairs on the thighs and around the anus (avoid areas inside the rectum or vagina). From the neck down to the soles of the feet, evenly distribute this medication over the entire body. Apply the medication evenly throughout all hair, and then let it sit for 10 minutes. Applying close to the mouth, nose, eyes, or genitalia is not recommended. To make sure all nits have been eliminated, check the scalp every day. Clean and dry the skin. specific dosage instructions for Acticin Applying to open wounds or cuts is not advised. Do not consume orally. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Whenever possible, dry clean your clothing. Adhere to the instructions on the medication's label. The environment (clothing, bedding, etc.) must be treated at the same time as your body or hair in order to provide the most thorough lice or scabies treatment. If the medicine gets in your eyes or mouth, rinse with water. Use a second application if you still see lice 7 days after your initial treatment. Apply Acticin once more if your condition does not improve within 14 days. Ten minutes should pass with the medication on. Leave the medicine on your skin for 8 to 14 hours, then wash it off completely. Put the nits that have been removed into a plastic bag that is securely closed and discard it. Use a towel or washcloth to cover your eyes. Rinse the nit comb often during use. After a thorough rinse, towel-dry the hair, leaving it damp. Rub in completely. All hair combs, brushes, and other hair accessories should be soaked in hot water for at least 10 minutes. Away from heat and moisture, keep Acticin in a cool, dry place. For a period of four weeks, airtight plastic bags should be used to store stuffed animals or pillows that cannot be washed. then give it a warm water rinse. Afterward, discard the vacuum cleaner bag. Then work into a lather and rinse thoroughly with warm water. This medicine is for use only on the skin. Wash and dry everything in high heat to avoid reinfection. This includes all clothing, hats, bed linens, towels, and bed clothes. To get rid of head lice: In order to get rid of crabs (pubic lice): Scabies treatment: Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Apply permethrin surface spray to clean non-washable objects like: Avoid getting the surface spray on your skin and only use it on household surfaces. All rugs, carpets, and car seats should be vacuumed. Cleanse and air-dry the treatment area. Don't use conditioner or 2-in-1 shampoo; just shampoo to wash your hair. When using Acticin on an infant, also apply the medicine to the scalp, temples, and forehead. Take one section of hair at a time and work on it, combing through 1 to 2 inch strands from the scalp to the ends. To remove lice eggs from pubic hair, you can also use a nit comb (hair should be just slightly damp). To eliminate lice eggs from the hair, you can also use a nit comb. When using Acticin for the first time, you might experience a temporary increase in itching, swelling, or redness of the treated skin. You may need to shake the medicine before each use. Your hair should be slightly damp while using a nit comb. The inside of a bike helmet, your car's seats and carpets, your bed, your pillows, mattresses, stuffed animals, hats, gloves, and scarves.
You're probably not on a dosing schedule because Acticin is typically only required once. Don't use a second application for at least a week.
If you believe you have used too much of the medication or if someone else may have inadvertently ingested it, get emergency medical help right away or dial the Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
Acticin side effects (more detail) In the event that Acticin application results in intense burning, stinging, redness, or swelling, contact your doctor right away. For medical guidance on side effects, call your doctor. The following are examples of frequent side effects: If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives; trouble breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call 1-800-FDA-1088 to contact FDA and report side effects. mild stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Numbness or tingling where the medication was applied. Mild burning, stinging, itching, or rash.
However, many drugs have the potential to interact with one another. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Acticin. All of the medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products, should be disclosed to all of your healthcare providers.
What is acticin cream used for?
This medication is used to treat scabies, a condition caused by tiny insects called mites that infest and irritate your skin. Permethrin belongs to a class of drugs known as pyrethrins. Permethrin works by paralyzing and killing the mites and their eggs.
Should I shower before applying permethrin cream?
A bath or shower is NOT recommended before applying this medicine. Thoroughly rub the cream into all skin surfaces, from your head to the soles of your feet. It is important to apply it everywhere on your body, not just where the rash is.
What is the generic name for permethrin?
ELIMITE™ (permethrin) 5% Cream is a topical scabicidal agent for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptesscabiei (scabies). It is available in an off-white, vanishing cream base.
What is Roxidol used for?
Roxidol -150 is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic, prescribed for respiratory tract, urinary and soft tissue infections.
How long does permethrin last on skin?
Leave the permethrin cream on the skin for 8 to 14 hours. Wash off by taking a shower or bath. Change into clean clothes. After treatment, itching may continue for up to 4 weeks.
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