Drug Class: What is Acticin and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does it act?
Dosage: How should you take this medication?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Acticin
Special information on Acticin
Possible side effects of Acticin
|Drug Class: What is Acticin and why is it prescribed?|
Acticin (Permethrin) Cream 5% is a topical scabicidal agent for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies).
Acticin Cream is for topical use only.
|Drug Mechanism: How does it act?|
Acticin (Permethrin), a pyrethroid, is active against a broad range of pests including lice, ticks, fleas, mites, and other arthropods. It acts on the nerve cell membrane to disrupt the sodium channel current by which the polarization of the membrane is regulated. Delayed repolarization and paralysis of the pests
are the consequences of this disturbance.
|Dosage: How should you take this medication?|
|Acticin Cream 5% is indicated for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies).|
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Acticin|
|Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each other.|
|Special information on Acticin|
Itching may continue for up to 14 days due to sensitivity to mites. This does not indicate treatment failure. Contact your doctor before using this medicine again.
Do not share Acticin with others for whom it was not prescribed.
|Possible side effects of Acticin|
| That may go away during treatment, include itching, mild burning or stinging, swelling, or redness.
If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor.
If you notice any other effects, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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