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Acticin (Permethrin) Cream

Acticin (Permethrin) Cream

Acticin (Permethrin) Cream is indicated to treat scabies. It is a kind of condition which is caused by tiny insects called mites. Those tiny insects may infest and irritate your skin. This medication is an anti-parasite. Scabies rarely infests scalp of adults, although the neck, hairline, temple, and forehead may be infested in infants and geriatric patients. 

How does Acticin (Permethrin) work?

Acticin (Permethrin) Cream acts on the cell membrane. It disrupts the sodium channel current by which the polarization of the membrane is regulated. This medicine rapidly metabolized by ester hydrolysis to inactive metabolites. Those are excreted primarily in the urine. 

Why use Acticin (Permethrin)?

Acticin (Permethrin) Cream is a topical scabicidal agent. This belongs to the class of medications known as pyrethrins. This is available in an off-white and vanishing cream base. It is a yellow to light orange-brown and viscous liquid or low melting solid. Each gram of Acticin Cream 5% contains Permethrin 50mg (5%). This is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You can buy this at a very reasonable price. 

How to use Acticin (Permethrin)?

Thoroughly massage this cream into the skin. Usually, this is given 30 grams sufficient for an average adult. Apply it from your head to the soles of your feet, including your nails and skin folds (between the toes). The cream should be washed away by showering or taking a bath after 6 to 14 hours. Infants should be treated on the temple, scalp, and forehead. This used on the skin only. Do not use more than prescribed. 

What are the side-effects of Acticin (Permethrin)?

  • Skin irritation (itching, swelling, redness)
  • Mild burning or stinging
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain

If these side-effects persist or worsen, call your doctor right away. 

Warnings and Precautions

Here are the things that you need to be cautious with while using this medication:

  • Before using this Cream, tell to your doctor if you are allergic to it.
  • Tell also to your doctor if you have any medical history especially of skin infections or asthma.
  • Forceful scratching may lead to a bacterial skin infection.
  • Consult first your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Do not stop and change the given dosage without the prescription of your doctor.
  • Do not share this with others who have the same illness like yours.
  • Keep this away from the heat and away from the reach of children or pets.