Acticin (Permethrin) medicine is a cream to treat scabies. Thoroughly with massage movements put this medication to all the body, except scalp. But sometimes it is necessary to put this ointment to scalp for children and elderly patients.
It is normal to feel moderate itching during treatment. However if the symptoms remain after two weeks of treatment (mites are seen), contact your doctor for directions for retreatment.
Acticin is killing the scabies mite (Sarcoptes scabiei).
If you miss a dose of this medicine, continue to do this as soon as you can.
Store Acticin at room temperature, far from moisture and sources of heat.
Acticin Safety information
Do not use Acticin if you are allergic to any of its components. Do not use Acticin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not apply Acticin or treatment of children younger than 2 month.
Caution: avoid getting Acticin to eyes. If this occurs, immediately flush eyes with water.
Keep away from direct sunlight and from children.
Acticin Side effects
Typical side effects are itching; mild burning or stinging; redness; swelling. Continue treatment and take an advice at your doctor.
Seek medical attention right away if you experienced any symptom of allergic reaction, such as rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.