Elimite belongs to a group of medicines known as antiparasitic agents. It is a scabicidal agent.
Elimite is used topically to treat scabies and other pests including ticks, fleas, lice, and mites.
Elimite may be used in adults and in children. It was shown to be safe and effective in infants 1 month of age and older.
Generic name of Elimite is Permethrin.
Elimite is available in:
- 5% 30 g Min Dosage
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Use Elimite exactly as directed.
Elimite is usually used as a single time treatment. The application may be repeated in one week if lice, nits or mites are still present.
Thoroughly massage into the skin from the head to the soles of the feet. It is not necessary to put the medicine on the scalp except in children and older patients.
Remove the medicine by washing after 8 to 14 hours.
You may experience itching after treatment. This is not a sign of treatment failure. However if living mites are seen after 14 days, retreatment is necessary.
Missing a dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Elimite and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at a room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away the after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.