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Learn more about ELIMITE

What is ELIMITE?

What is ELIMITE?

ELIMITE is the brand name for permethrin and is available as a topical cream.

What dosages is ELIMITE available in?

What dosages is ELIMITE available in?

ELIMITE is available as a 1% and 5% topical cream.

What is ELIMITE used for?

What is ELIMITE used for?

ELIMITE is a pyrethroid antiparasitic and is used to treat scabies (prescription version – 5% cream), and head lice (over-the-counter version – 1% shampoo rinse/lotion).

How does ELIMITE work?

How does ELIMITE work?

ELIMITE is a topical antiparasitic known as a pyrethroid. It kills lice and scabies by causing damage to their nerves and muscles. This paralyzes them and causes them to die. Keep in mind that it doesn’t kill lice eggs (nits).

How do I take ELIMITE?

How do I take ELIMITE?

ELIMITE is typically dosed as follows. Massage enough cream into the skin to cover the body from the hairline on your head to the bottoms of your feet (typically about 30 grams for adults). Infants will also need treatment on their scalp and temple. Leave the cream on for 8 to 14 hours and then wash off in the shower.

Is it safe for me to take ELIMITE?

Is it safe for me to take ELIMITE?

ELIMITE is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a known hypersensitivity to any of its components, to any synthetic pyrethroid or pyrethrin.

ELIMITE Common Side Effects

ELIMITE Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ELIMITE include:

  • Temporary burning and stinging after using
  • Itching
ELIMITE Serious Side Effects

ELIMITE Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with ELIMITE. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Allergic reaction: hives, trouble breathing, swelling of your face, hands, skin, or scalp
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ELIMITE

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ELIMITE

  • There are no major drug interactions listed for ELIMITE. However, you should always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking
Who makes ELIMITE?

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Is ELIMITE safe in pregnancy?

Is ELIMITE safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if ELIMITE will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving ELIMITE, talk to your healthcare provider.


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