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  • Generic Name: (permethrin)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 02/2014
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Elimite is a topical medicine (applied directly on the skin) used to treat scabies (a skin condition caused by mites that infest the skin).

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Elimite works by killing the mites that are causing scabies.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: By killing the mites, Elimite may relieve the symptoms associated with scabies.

      When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you use Elimite exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may notice an improvement in your symptoms after beginning treatment with Elimite. This is a sign that your medicine is working. However, you may continue to experience itching after treatment with Elimite. This does not necessarily mean treatment has failed. Your healthcare provider may also ask you questions from time to time to assess how well your symptoms are controlled with treatment.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      More common side effects may include: mild and temporary burning or stinging.

      Less common side effects may include:

      Temporary worsening of symptoms, including redness, swelling, or itching.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not use Elimite if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Elimite. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults and children ≥2 months: Thoroughly massage the cream into your or your child's skin from the head to the soles of the feet.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Use Elimite exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use it more often without first talking to your healthcare provider.

      After you have kept Elimite cream on your body for 8 to 14 hours, remove it by washing your skin.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not get Elimite in or near your eyes. If you accidentally get any Elimite in your eyes, flush your eyes with water right away.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      No significant interactions have been reported with Elimite at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      The effects of Elimite during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Do not breastfeed while you are using Elimite. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      One application of Elimite is generally curative.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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