Acticin is an anti-parasite medication (cream) that is used for the treatment of head lice and scabies.
How it is taken
The best way to take is as recommended by your doctor. Do not take it in a larger dose or for a longer while than recommended by your doctor.
Clean and dry your skin and then apply a thin layer of the cream to all parts of the body from below the neck to the soles of the feet. Rub it in completely. Leave it on for a period of 8 to 14 hours and then wash it off thoroughly.
Itching may be experienced after application. However, it does not mean that the treatment is ineffective.
If you see living mites after even 14 days of treatment, then a retreatment will be necessary.
If you miss a dose of, then you may take it as soon as you remember and adjust the remaining doses accordingly. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
Store it at room temperature (between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) in an air tight container protecting it from direct exposure to light, heat and moisture. Keep away from pets and children.
Acticin Cream is for external use only. Avoid contact with the inside of your nose, eyes and mouth. Contact may lead to severe irritation. Contact your doctor immediately if irritation occurs.
If Acticin gets into your eyes, then flush and wash immediately with water.
Do not use in infants below two months of age as the safety of the product in these children is not confirmed.
Do not use if you are allergic to any ingredient in Acticin Cream.
If you are pregnant or suspect that you are, then discuss with your doctor before using Acitin. It is unknown whether Accupril is secreted in breast milk. Avoid breast feeding while using the drug.
Possible Side Effects
Mild side effects include itching, mild burning or stinging, redness and swelling. However, these side effects subside after a while. You may seek medical attention if it becomes bothersome.
Severe side effects include allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue). Seek medical attention immediately if these side effects occur.