Acticin [DSC]; Elimite
Kwellada-P [OTC]; Nix [OTC]
- It is used to treat lice.
- It is used to treat scabies.
- It may be given to your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not use on a child younger than 2 months of age without first checking with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Trouble breathing.
- A burning or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Eye irritation.
- Very bad irritation where this drug is used.
- Itching. Talk to the doctor about what to do.
- Irritation where this drug is used.
- Follow how to give this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor or read the package insert.
- Do not use on people or animals.
- For use on non-washable items only.
- Spray on infested part and let dry all the way.
- Vacuum rugs and carpets. Throw away vacuum cleaner bags after use.
All other products:
- Do not give by mouth. Use on your child’s skin only. Keep out of your child’s mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Wash all bedding, towels, and recently worn clothes in hot water or have them dry cleaned.
- Put a thin layer on your child’s skin from the neck to the toes. Put in the skin folds, creases, and spaces between the finger and toes.
- Put under fingernails.
- Trim fingernails short.
- Put cream under nails with a toothbrush. Throw away toothbrush after use.
- Have your child wear light clothing while this drug is on his/her skin.
- Do not let your child’s skin touch anyone else’s skin while wearing the cream.
- After 8 to 14 hours, fully wash cream from skin using warm, soapy water.
Cream rinse and lotion:
- Shampoo your child’s hair, rinse, and towel dry before use. Use a shampoo without a conditioner.
- Shake well before use.
- Cover eyes and face with a towel.
- Lightly coat hair and scalp.
- Work into hair and scalp gently.
- Leave on for 10 minutes.
- Do not cover head while cream rinse or lotion is on hair.
- After 10 minutes, put a little bit of warm water on hair and lather.
- Rinse fully.
- Wash your hands after use.
- Dry with a towel.
- Use special nit comb or tweezers to get rid of dead nits (lice eggs) from hair.
- Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- Store at room temperature. Throw away any part not used after use.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.