Permethrin Topical Lotion 1pct Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Permethrin: Topical lotion (1%)

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Permethrin 1% Top Lot
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Permethrin 1% Top Lot

What is this Medicine?

PERMETHRIN (per METH rin) is used to treat head lice infestations. It acts by destroying both the lice and their eggs.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Permethrin: Topical lotion(1%)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Permethrin 1% Topical Lotion

NDC: 004725242
  • Over the Counter
    (Prescription Not Required)
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Pediculosis Prophylaxis, Pediculosis

Storage Information
Avoid exposure to heat
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Do not refrigerate
Protect from light
Protect from freezing
Permethrin 1% Topical Lotion

Reported Side Effects for Permethrin 1% Topical Lotion

Skin Redness Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Skin Irritation Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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