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If hypersensitivity to permethrin cream, 5% occurs, discontinue use.
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Permethrin cream, 5% is indicated for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies).
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Permethrin cream, 5% is a topical scabicidal agent for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies). It is available in an off-white, vanishing cream base. Permethrin cream, 5% is for topical use only.
Chemical Name: The permethrin used is an approximate 1:3 mixture of the cis and trans isomers of the pyrethroid 3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid, (3-phenoxyphenyl) methyl ester. Permethrin has a molecular formula of C21H20Cl2O3 and a molecular weight of 391.29. It is a yellow to light orange-brown, low melting solid or viscous liquid.
Active Ingredient: Each gram contains permethrin 50 mg (5%).
Inactive Ingredients: Butylated hydroxytoluene, carbomer 934 P, fractionated coconut oil, glycerin, glyceryl monostearate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin alcohols, mineral oil, polyoxyethylene cetyl ethers, purified water, and sodium hydroxide. Formaldehyde 1 mg (0.1%) is added as a preservative.
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