Permite Cream (Permethrin)
What is Permite Cream (Permethrin) used for?
Permite Cream (Permethrin) is a topical medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from scabies or crab lice. It operates by paralyzing and killing any mites and their eggs after it is absorbed into the skin. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Permite Cream (Permethrin)?
Use Permite Cream (Permethrin) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. It is normally applied all over the body being sure to cover the soles of the feet, folds of the skin, and under the fingernails. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after each application to remove any dirt or contaminants and prevent it from contacting any mucous membranes. Always ask your physician any questions you have about applying the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Permite Cream (Permethrin)?
Permite Cream (Permethrin) may cause some side effects when it is applied to the skin such as:
Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms you experience that are intense or worrying. Be especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration or other changes to your treatment to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not apply Permite Cream (Permethrin) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not use the medication if you are allergic to permethrin or if the patient being treated is under the age of two months. It is also important to inform your physician if you have eczema or other widespread skin conditions as this may require reduced dosages or other changes to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Permite Cream (Permethrin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.