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Elimite Warnings
Let your doctor know if you are currently taking any other medication (over the counter or prescription) as well as any current illnesses or known allergies. For pregnant or nursing mothers, Elimite should be used only if it is clearly and vitally needed. Elimite has been proven safe and effective in pediatric patients who are two months of age and older. Elimite is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of its components and to any synthetic pyrethroid or pyrethrin.

Elimite is manufactured for:
Allergan, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A.
by DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Greenville, NC 27834.
  ELIMITE CREAM Effective Scabies Treatment Option

Manufactured by Allergan, Elimite (Permethrin) 5% cream is a topical scabicidal agent which is commonly used for the treatment of Sarcoptes scabiei infestation (otherwise known as Scabies). Permethrin itself is also actively used against a broad range of pests including ticks, fleas, lice, mites, and other arthropods and also goes by the brand name 'Nix'. Elimite is for topical use only, similar to acne creams.

HOW ELIMITE SHOULD BE TAKEN Usually, one application will completely eliminate the parasites. However, the treatment may need to be repeated after a week; let a doctor know if signs of infestation reappear. Follow the directions on the package or on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any aspect that you do not understand. This prescription drug should be used exactly as directed (not more or less of than indicated) and it should not be used more often than directed.

ELIMITE DOSAGE & APPLICATION Thoroughly massage the Elimite cream into the skin from the head to the soles of the feet. While scabies rarely infests the scalp of adults, the hairline, neck, temple, and forehead may be infested in infants and geriatric patients. Usually 30 grams is sufficient for an average adult. After 8 to 14 hours, it should be removed in the shower or bath. Infants should be treated on the scalp, temple and forehead. One application is typically effective and curative.

POSSIBLE ELIMITE SIDE EFFECTS Scabies infestation is often times accompanied by pruritus, edema and erythema. Treatment with Elimite may temporarily exacerbate these conditions. Patients using Elimite to treat scabies are also advised that itching, mild burning and/or stinging may occur after application of the Elimite Cream. The intensity of these side effects may also be directly associated with the severity of actual infestation. If these or any other side effects occur, be sure to let a doctor know, especially if any seem particularly troubling or persistent.
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