| Permethrin (Elimite ®, Rid ®, A200 ® )
Scabies: ELIMITE® (permethrin) 5% Cream is indicated for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies).
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Adults and children: Thoroughly massage ELIMITE® 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.
Head Lice (Nix rinse, lotion - Permethrin 1%): After hair has been washed with shampoo, rinsed with water and towel dried, apply a sufficient volume of creme rinse to saturate the hair and scalp. Also apply behind the ears and at the base of the neck. Leave on hair for 10 minutes before rinsing off with water. Remove remaining nits. May repeat in 1 week if lice or nits still present. In areas of head lice resistance to 1% permethrin, 5% permethrin has been applied to clean, dry hair and left on overnight (8-14 hours) under a shower cap.
Supplied: Cream: Elimite®: 5%. Liquid creme rinse: (Nix®): 1% (60 ml). Lotion: 1% (59 ml). Spray [for bedding and furniture]: A200® Lice: 0.5% (180 ml). Nix®: 0.25% (148 ml). Rid®: 0.5% (150 ml).