Elimite is classified as an anti-parasite treatment. The active ingredients of the drug help fight head lice and scabies. The drug is offered in the form of a topical that should be applied to the skin for the maximal effects. The treatment can be used off-label for the purposes, not listed in the safety guide. Consult your doctor to learn about other instances of possible Elimite intake.
Instructions for Successful Elimite Intake
Following the prescription and other doctor’s recommendations you advance your chances to get quality and effective assistance, as well as rapid recovery. The drug should not be taken in lower or higher doses, as it can lead either to no effect or to overdose. At the beginning of the treatment course you can experience temporary aggravations of swelling, itching and redness of the affected skin. However, it will disappear after several applications.
Elimite should never be used orally. Apply it to the skin only. Do not use the treatment on open wounds, cuts or other injured areas. Elimite should be used on dry and clean skin only. Wash your hands carefully after the medication use. Clean all the pillows, toys and other items you have used to avoid reinfection.
Safety Issues Important for a Safe Therapy
Do not start the medication course if you are allergic to its active ingredients or have any other contraindications. Tell your doctor about all the current health impairments, dysfunctions and abnormalities you have, as they can influence dose adjustments and other specifications of the treatment course. Besides, make sure your overall health state will not be harmed by Elimite intake.
Despite the topical is not likely to harm the health of an unborn and nursing child, you need to warn your doctor about pregnancy and lactation. A special dose may be required for such patients. The drug is not approved for patients under 2 months old.
There is a range of prescription and non-prescription medications, topical, creams, vitamins and other pharmaceutical products, which can influence Elimite course. Some of them can boost positive effects, leading to the medication overdose, while others will just stimulate the occurrence of dangerous reactions. Never combine Elimite with other treatments, unless your doctor advises you so.
Negative Consequences and Adverse Reactions
Timely medical assistance is the key to a safe and successful treatment course. Therefore, you need to seek emergency medical help the moment you have got any symptoms of allergic reactions, especially swelling, hives, breathing issues, rash and others.
Besides, your healthcare provider should be aware of milder complications you have noticed, especially:
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
Stomach discomfort and pain;
Headache, dizziness, drowsiness;
Mild burning, itching, stinging and others.