permethrin

Adult
Uses
  • head lice
  • scabies
  • (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • hypersensitivity to any pyrethroid or pyrethrin
Cautions
  • do not use on infants <2 months of age
  • near the eyes
  • inside the nose, ear, mouth, or vagina
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • itching
  • redness
  • stinging/burning
  • numbness
  • discomfort
  • swelling of the scalp
  • may irritate respiratory system
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
5% (1/2 bottle) one time and repeat in 2 weeks
Source of Suggestion