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Elimite

Generic Name: Permethrin Cream (per METH rin)
Brand Name: Acticin, Elimite
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Elimite. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Elimite (permethrin cream) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Elimite (permethrin cream) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Elimite Side Effects

Elimite Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about permethrin topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Elimite.

In Summary

More frequent side effects include: local pruritus. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to permethrin topical: topical cream, topical liquid, topical lotion

Along with its needed effects, permethrin topical (the active ingredient contained in Elimite) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects of permethrin topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare

  • Burning, itching, numbness, rash, redness, stinging, swelling, or tingling of the scalp

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to permethrin topical: topical cream, topical kit, topical lotion, topical solution, topical spray

Local

Local side effects have included mild and transient burning and stinging usually associated with the severity of infestation.

Dermatologic

Dermatological side effects have included pruritus (7%), erythema (1% to 2%), and rash (1% to 2%).

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included numbness and tingling (1% to 2%). Headache and dizziness have also been reported. Rare occurrences of seizure have been reported; however, an association with the use of permethrin topical (the active ingredient contained in Elimite) has not been confirmed.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea and/or vomiting.

General

General side effects have included fever.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Elimite