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Scabies and lice
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Permethrin 1%; crm rinse.

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Indications for NIX:

Treatment of head lice. Prophylaxis during epidemic (20% of an institutional population infested), or immediate household contacts.

Adults and Children:

<2 months: not recommended. Treatment: ≥2 months: apply to washed and towel-dried hair, saturating hair and scalp. Allow to remain on hair for 10 minutes, rinse. Remove nits with provided comb. Repeat after 7 days if living lice still observed. Wash or dryclean bedding and clothing appropriately. Prophylaxis: as above, except nit removal not required; retreat after 2 weeks.


Allergy to pyrethrins or chrysanthemums.


Avoid eyes. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

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Adverse Reactions:

Skin irritation, dyspnea.

How Supplied:

Rinse (w. comb)—2oz
Family pack (w. comb)—2 x 2oz