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.

Why patients stopped taking Permethrin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Permethrin


Stopped taking Permethrin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Permethrin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ivermectin (Stromectol) 1
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