What is Permethrin?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Permethrin is a topical antiparasitic agent, scabicidal agent. It is a single-application treatment of infestation with Pediculus humanus capitis (head louse) and its nits or Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies); It may be used prophylactically during epidemics of lice.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Permethrin

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Permethrin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Permethrin


Stopped taking Permethrin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 3
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Permethrin and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ivermectin (Stromectol) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Permethrin.