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Permethrin

FDA Approved: January 23, 1998
Pharm Company: ALPHARMA US PHARMS
Category: Insecticide

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Permethrin Overview

Permethrin is a common synthetic chemical, widely used as an insecticide, acaricide, and insect repellent. It belongs to the family of synthetic chemicals called pyrethroids and functions as a neurotoxin, affecting neuron membranes by prolonging sodium channel activation. It is not known to rapidly harm most mammals or birds, but is dangerously toxic to cats[1][2] and fish. In general, it has a low mammalian toxicity and is poorly absorbed by skin.[3] In medicine, permethrin is a first-line t...

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Permethrin Effective if Expired
Is Permethrin 5% effective if expired ?
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peroscabiz
permethrin lotion topical scabicidal lotion
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prometherine
prometherine for scabies ## I believe the drug you are referring to is Permethrin, this is an insectidal medication, so it would make sense as it is used to kill scabies since they are microscopic skin lice. Here's a link to the monograph for more information:
Updated 6 years ago.
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triam 01polybac
used after the use of permethrin 5%cream to control and eliminate Scabbie mites
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Permethrin
  • Cream: 5%
  • Lotion: 1%
  • Solution: 1%
  • Spray: 0.5%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

Other drugs which contain Permethrin or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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