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FDA Approved: January 23, 1998
Category: Insecticide

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 fish and to cats: in cats it may induce hyperexcitability, tremors, seizures, and even death.[1] In general, it has a low mammalian toxicity ...

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after effects of scabies
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hi, I had a scabies attack, which i treated with permethrin lotion and accompanying oral medicines prescribed to me. However, i still have some itching and little rashes on the penile shaft and tip. Also nodule like itchy structures on the genitalia. I am aplying mometasone furoate cream, but it is not helping. Suggest a quick relief, as I am stuck in a rural area without access to doctors or good pharmacy. I have lobate GM with me as well. will it help? I too have oriel 5mg (levocetrizine) to take orally as well. Probably I hav a re-attack of scabies, but it will be another 10 days till I get proper treatment. So suggest me something. ## All you need is dollar store or Safeway or any store that has isoprofol alcohol beffer known as rubbing alcohol. rub this on those scabiies and you wi...
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Permethrin Effective if Expired
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Is Permethrin 5% effective if expired ?
Updated 4 years ago.
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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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used after the use of permethrin 5%cream to control and eliminate Scabbie mites
Updated 7 years ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

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

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