• Scabies and lice

Nix Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Permethrin 1%; crm rinse.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Rinse (w. comb)—4oz (2 x 2oz)


Nix Indications


Treatment of head lice and nits in patients aged ≥2mos.

Nix Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

<2mos: not established. ≥2mos: wash hair with shampoo (do not use conditioner), then rinse. Apply to towel-dried hair, saturating hair and scalp. Allow to remain on hair for 10mins, then rinse with warm water. Remove nits with provided comb. Repeat after ≥7 days if living lice still observed. Wash or dryclean bedding and clothing appropriately.

Nix Contraindications

Not Applicable

Nix Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Nix Warnings/Precautions


Avoid eyes, inside the nose, ear, mouth, or vagina. Ragweed allergy. May cause breathing difficulty or asthmatic attack. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Nix Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Nix Interactions

Not Applicable

Nix Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Skin irritation, dyspnea.

Nix Clinical Trials

See Literature

Nix Note

Not Applicable

Nix Patient Counseling

See Literature