Permethrin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Permethrin?

(per METH rin)

• This medicine is used to treat lice.

• This medicine is used to treat scabies.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have asthma, talk with healthcare provider. You may be at risk for serious infection.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Continued itching. Talk to healthcare provider about what to do to decrease itching.

• Scalp irritation.

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest...

 
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