The following information is a summary about Elimite. It is not intended to replace a doctor''s instructions.
ELIMITE Cream (permethrin 5%) is a topical scabicidal agent for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes Scabiei (scabies), and is active against a broad range of pests including lice, ticks, fleas, mites, and other arthropods. Elimite is for use on the skin only. Apply carefully to the affected area as directed avoiding the eyes, nose and mouth. Massage Elimite into the skin. After 8 to 14 hours, wash off the cream.
Elimite is for adults and children age 2 years and older. Elimite may be used for short or intermittent long periods of treatment, as directed by your doctor. You can use it on all affected areas of your skin, including your face and neck.Use Elimite exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Elimite SIDE EFFECTS
Itching, tingling, numbness, redness or irritation may occur with Elimite use. If these effects continue, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: a skin rash, burning or swelling skin. If you notice other Elimite effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, any allergies. Elimite should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if Elimite appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Elimite DRUG INTERACTIONS
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription meds you may use, especially of: carbamazepine, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), drugs used to aid sleep, antidepressants (e.g., SSRI-types such as fluoxetine or fluvoxamine), MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), psychiatric medicine (e.g., nefazodone), "triptan"-type drugs, anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), sibutramine. Also, report use of certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine) which are also present in many cough-and-cold products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
If Elimite overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Elimite may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, seizures, and loss of consciousness.
One application of Elimite is usually all that is needed. Flush eyes with water immediately should the medication come into contact with your eyes.
Store Elimite at room temperature between 36 and 77 degrees F (2 -25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.