Elimite is used for the treatment of scabies.
Massage the skin from the head to the soles of the feet with Elimite. 30 grams should be sufficient for an application. Wash the cream off after 8 to 14 hours. Do not apply to open cuts or wounds. This could cause too much medication to be absorbed by your body. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are breast-feeding. Elimite may pass into breast-milk.
Do not apply this medication to the eyes, nose, or mouth. Use water to wash it off immediately if this happens. You should avoid sexual contact with others until the infection has been cured.
Elimite is applied only once so it is unlikely for you to miss a dose.
Possible Side Effects
Notify your doctor if any of the following side effects occur: itching, burning or stinging, tingling, numbness, redness, swelling, or rash.
Store at 15° to 25°C (59° to 77°F). Keep out of the reach of children.
Excessive use of this medicine may result in increased irritation and erythema. Contact your doctor if you suspect an overdose.
To prevent reinfection, thoroughly wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, hair brushes, or combs that might have been previously infected.
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