permethrin topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose?
Since permethrin topical is usually needed only once, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule. Wait at least 7 days before using a second application.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a permethrin topical overdose are unknown.
What should I avoid while using permethrin topical?
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.
Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid sexual or intimate contact with others until your lice or scabies infection has cleared up. Avoid sharing hair brushes, combs, hair accessories, hats, clothing, bed linens, and other articles of personal use. Lice and scabies infections are highly contagious.
What other drugs will affect permethrin topical?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied permethrin. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about permethrin topical written for health professionals that you may read.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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