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Permethrin

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

P03AC04

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0052645-53-1

Chemical Formula

C21-H20-Cl2-O3

Molecular Weight

391

Therapeutic Categories

Scabicide

Insecticide

Pediculocide

Antiparasitic agent

Chemical Name

m-phenoxybenzyl 3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimetylcyclopropanecarboxylate (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Permethrinum (Latin)
  • Permethrin (German)
  • Perméthrine (French)
  • Permetrina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Permethrin (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Perméthrine (OS: DCF)
  • BRN 2063148 (IS)
  • S-3151 (IS)
  • UNII-509F88P9SZ (IS)

Brand Names

  • A Scabs
    Hoe, Indonesia; HOEPharma, Hong Kong
  • Acticin
    Bertek, United States
  • Activyl Tick plus (Permethrin and Indoxacarb (veterinary use))
    Intervet, Belgium; Intervet, United Kingdom; Intervet, Netherlands; Intervet International, Austria; MSD, Germany; MSD Animal Health, Switzerland; MSD Animal Health, Italy; MSD Santé Animale Intervet, France
  • Advantix (Permethrin and Imidacloprid (veterinary use))
    Bayer, Italy; Bayer AH, South Africa; Bayer Animal, Netherlands; Bayer Animal Health, United Kingdom; Bayer Animal Health, Ireland; Bayer Australia Ltd Animal Health, Australia; Bayer Austria, Austria; Bayer Santé Animale, France; Provet, Switzerland
  • Advantix Hund (Permethrin and Imidacloprid (veterinary use))
    Bayer Vital, Germany
  • Anti-Vliegenplaatjes (veterinary use)
    Emax, Netherlands
  • Armitage Pet Care Felt Flea Collar, 18% w/w (veterinary use)
    Sinclair Animal & Houshold Care Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops (veterinary use)
    H.I. Moulds and S.J. Moulds, United Kingdom
  • Arotrix
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • A-Scabies
    AFT, New Zealand
  • A-Scabs
    Hoe, Malaysia; Hoe Pharmaceuticals, Vietnam; HOEPharma, Hong Kong
  • Assy
    Assistance, Argentina
  • Ataxxa (Permethrin and Imidacloprid (veterinary use))
    Krka, Ireland
  • Auriplak (veterinary use)
    Virbac, Germany; Virbac, United Kingdom; Virbac, Netherlands
  • Avian Insect Liquidator (Permethrin and Piperonyl, + Methoprene (veterinary use))
    Vetafarm, Australia
  • Bayvantic (Permethrin and Imidacloprid (veterinary use))
    Bayer Animal Health, Norway; Orion Pharma Eläinlääkkeet, Finland
  • Beaphar (veterinary use)
    Sinclair Animal & Houshold Care Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Beaphar Insecticidal Dog Shampoo (veterinary use)
    Beaphar B.V., Ireland; Beaphar Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Beau Beau Anti-Vlooienshampoo (veterinary use)
    Beaphar, Netherlands
  • B-Jen
    Lafedar, Argentina
  • Bob Martin (veterinary use)
    Bob Martin, United Kingdom; Sinclair Animal & Houshold Care Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Canac (veterinary use)
    Sinclair Animal & Houshold Care Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Canovel (veterinary use)
    Alfamed, United Kingdom; Virbac, United Kingdom
  • Capitis
    Fecofar, Argentina
  • Cipla Permethrin (veterinary use)
    Cipla Agrimed, South Africa
  • Coopers (veterinary use)
    Schering-Plough Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Cuniacar (Permethrin and Dichlorophen, + Rotenone (veterinary use))
    Chifa, Italy
  • Davesol-P
    ECU, Ecuador
  • Defencare (veterinary use)
    Virbac, Germany; Virbac, Netherlands
  • Defendog (veterinary use)
    Virbac, Belgium; Virbac, France; Virbac, United Kingdom; Virbac, Italy; Virbac, Netherlands; Virbac S.A., Ireland
  • Dermoper
    Raymos, Argentina
  • Destolit
    Mediderm, Peru
  • Detebencil
    Roux-Ocefa, Argentina
  • Dog-Net (veterinary use)
    Omega Pharma France vet., France
  • Duogard (Permethrin and Pyriproxyfen (veterinary use))
    Virbac, Australia
  • Duowin (Permethrin and Pyriproxyfen (veterinary use))
    Virbac, Switzerland; Virbac, France; Virbac, United Kingdom; Virbac, Italy; Virbac, Poland; Virbac S.A., Ireland
  • Ease-On (Permethrin and Pyriproxyfen (veterinary use))
    Troy Laboratories, Australia
  • Easi-Drop (veterinary use)
    H.I. Moulds and S.J. Moulds, United Kingdom
  • Ectomethrin 2.5%
    Arab Perfum, Egypt
  • Ectomethrin 5%
    Arab Perfum, Egypt
  • Effitix (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Virbac, Belgium; Virbac, Switzerland; Virbac, Germany; Virbac S.A., Ireland
  • Elimate
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Elimate Plus (Permethrin and Crotamiton)
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Elimite
    Allergan, United States
  • Equis Shoo Fly (veterinary use)
    Mavlab, Australia
  • Equi-Spot (veterinary use)
    Chifa, Italy
  • Ermite
    Jayson, Bangladesh
  • Esomeprazol Hygia
    Medica, Bulgaria
  • Every Spray (Permethrin and Piperonyl, + Tetramethrin (veterinary use))
    Cofarm-IM, Italy
  • Exil Tick Off (veterinary use)
    Intervet, Netherlands
  • Exspot (veterinary use)
    Essex Tierarznei, Poland; Intervet, Austria; Intervet, Sweden; MSD, Germany; MSD Animal, Norway; MSD Animal Health, Switzerland; MSD Animal Health, Finland; MSD Animal Health, Italy; Schering-Plough Animal Health, South Africa
  • Fido's FleaBomb (Permethrin and Methoprene (veterinary use))
    Mavlab, Australia
  • Fido's Permethrin (veterinary use)
    Mavlab, Australia
  • Flea and Tick Liquidator SG (veterinary use)
    Exelpet Products, Australia
  • Fleaban (veterinary use)
    Exelpet Products, Australia
  • FLEGO (Permethrin and Cyromazine (veterinary use))
    Novartis Animal Health, South Africa
  • Fletic (veterinary use)
    IDT, Germany
  • Flymax (Permethrin and Diethyltoluamide, + Piperonyl Butoxide (veterinary use))
    Audevard, France
  • Flypor (veterinary use)
    Novartis Animal Health, United Kingdom
  • Fripi
    Monserrat, Argentina
  • Frontect für Hunde 10-20kg (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Selecta, Germany
  • Frontect für Hunde 20-40kg (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Selecta, Germany
  • Frontect für Hunde 2-5kg (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Selecta, Germany
  • Frontect für Hunde 40-60kg (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Selecta, Germany
  • Frontect für Hunde 5-10kg (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Selecta, Germany
  • Frontect L (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Biokema, Switzerland; Merial, Germany
  • Frontect M (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Biokema, Switzerland; Merial, Germany
  • Frontect pour chiens 10-20 kg (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Merial, Belgium
  • Frontect pour chiens 20-40 kg (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Merial, Belgium
  • Frontect pour chiens 2-5 kg (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Merial, Belgium
  • Frontect pour chiens 40-60 kg (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Merial, Belgium
  • Frontect S (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Biokema, Switzerland; Merial, Germany
  • Frontect voor honden 5-10 kg (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Merial, Belgium
  • Frontect XL (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Biokema, Switzerland; Merial, Germany
  • Frontect XS (Permethrin and Fipronil (veterinary use))
    Biokema, Switzerland; Merial, Germany
  • Gamabenceno Plus
    Bussié, Colombia; Bussié, Guatemala; Bussié, Honduras; Bussié, Nicaragua; Bussié, El Salvador
  • Gamaderm
    Laboratorios Siegfried, Colombia
  • Horse Lice Duster (veterinary use)
    Chifa, Italy
  • Hygia
    Medica, Bulgaria
  • Indorex (Permethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide, + Pyriproxyfen (veterinary use))
    Virbac, Germany; Virbac, New Zealand
  • Infectopedicul
    Infectopharm, Germany
  • InfectoScab
    Infectopharm Arzneimittel, Czech Republic
  • Infectoscab
    Infectopharm, Germany
  • Infectoscab 5%
    Infectopharm, Austria; Infectopharm, Hungary; Infectopharm, Poland; Spirig, Slovakia
  • Insectin Proszek (veterinary use)
    Biowet Pulawy, Poland
  • Inter Ex (Permethrin and Cypermethrin (veterinary use))
    Interhyg, Germany
  • Johnson's 4Fleas (veterinary use)
    Bio-Tech Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom; Johnson's, United Kingdom
  • Johnson's Felt (veterinary use)
    Sinclair Animal & Houshold Care Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Johnson's Flea & Tick Drops (veterinary use)
    Johnson's, United Kingdom
  • Katrina
    Quimica Ariston, Ecuador
  • Kilnits
    Laboratorios Andromaco, Chile
  • Kinderval
    Omicron, Argentina
  • Kwell
    GlaxoSmithKline, Philippines
  • Kwellada
    ARIS, Turkey
  • Licerin
    Drug International, Bangladesh
  • Lindell
    Neo-Derm, Philippines
  • Lorix
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • Lorix Plus (Permethrin and Crotamiton)
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • Lotrix
    GlaxoSmithKline, Bangladesh
  • Loxazol
    Euro Registratie, Netherlands; GlaxoSmithKline, Netherlands; Interdelta, Switzerland; Medcor, Netherlands; Omega Pharma, Netherlands
  • Lyclear
    Aspen Bad Oldesloe, Israel; Chefaro, Ireland; GlaxoSmithKline, Ireland; Kemimport, Malta; Omega Pharma, United Kingdom; Omega Pharma, Malta; P & D, Malta
  • Lyderm
    PSM, New Zealand
  • Lyndan NF (Permethrin and Benzocaine)
    Cassara, Argentina
  • Mecabis
    Asiatic Lab, Bangladesh
  • Metrin
    Bikar, Turkey
  • Mithin
    Edruc, Bangladesh
  • Nedax
    GlaxoSmithKline, India; Stiefel, Brazil
  • Neo Foractil (Permethrin and Tetramethrin, + Piperonyl (veterinary use))
    Formevet, Italy
  • Nitagon (Permethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide)
    MedPro, South Africa
  • Nittyfor
    Teva, Lithuania
  • Nix
    ACO, Iceland; ACO HUD, Norway; GlaxoSmithKline, Estonia; GlaxoSmithKline, Lithuania; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Canada; Insight, United States; Insight Pharmaceuticals, Canada; Omega Farm, Greece; Omega Pharma, Belgium; Omega Pharma, Portugal; Welcome Pharma, Italy
  • Nix 5%
    ACO Hud Nordic, Finland
  • Nok
    Mitela, Lithuania
  • Nolais
    Productos Farmaceuticos Medipharm, Chile
  • Nolais 1%
    Productos Farmaceuticos Medipharm, Chile
  • Nopucid
    Pharmavida, Peru
  • Norshield (Permethrin and Methoprene (veterinary use))
    Norbrook, South Africa
  • Noscab
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Ongedierteshampoo (veterinary use)
    Aafarma, Netherlands
  • Oridermyl (Permethrin and Neomycin, Nystatin, + Triamcinolone (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, France; Vetoquinol Ireland, Ireland
  • Para Plus (Permethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide, + Malathion)
    Medgenix, Belgium; Olvos Science, Greece
  • Paxib
    Glenmark, India
  • Pedeks
    LMP, Georgia; LMP, Lithuania; LMP, Latvia
  • Perbel (Permethrin and Benzyl Benzoate)
    Medipharma, Argentina
  • Perin
    Psycorem, India
  • Perlice
    Galderma, India
  • Perme-Cure
    OTC, Spain
  • Permenin
    Medicon, Bangladesh
  • Permethrin 5% Sandoz
    Sandoz, United Kingdom
  • Permethrin Actavis
    Actavis, United States
  • Permethrin LMP
    LMP, Georgia; LMP, Lithuania
  • Permethrini LMP
    LMP, Latvia
  • Permetral (veterinary use)
    ICF Industria Chimica, Italy
  • Permetrina LMP
    LMP, Latvia
  • Permin
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • Permiskin
    Invision, India
  • Permisol
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Permit Spray (veterinary use)
    Jos. Styger, Switzerland
  • Permit Ungeziefershampoo (veterinary use)
    Jos. Styger, Switzerland
  • Permite
    Galderma, India
  • Permoxin (veterinary use)
    Dermcare-Vet, Australia; Zoetis, New Zealand
  • Perosa
    Eskayef, Bangladesh
  • Pertrin (Permethrin and Pyrethrin, + Piperonyl (veterinary use))
    Copyr, Italy
  • Pertrin (veterinary use)
    Copyr, Italy
  • Petscription Triplegard (Permethrin and Pyriproxyfen, + Piperonyl butoxide (veterinary use))
    Virbac, New Zealand
  • Poron (veterinary use)
    Novartis Animal Health, Ireland
  • Preventic Permethrin (veterinary use)
    Virbac, Germany
  • Pulvex (veterinary use)
    MSD Santé Animale Intervet, France
  • Pulvex Spot (veterinary use)
    Intervet, Netherlands
  • Pustix Duo (Permethrin and Pyriproxyfen (veterinary use))
    Véto-Centre, France
  • Quick Kill (veterinary use)
    Pharmachem, Australia
  • Quitoso
    Angelini, Portugal
  • Quitoso Plus
    Medifarma, Peru
  • Resolution (Permethrin and Piperonyl, + Phenothrin (veterinary use))
    Formevet, Italy
  • Rolpon (Permethrin and Piperonyl, + Tetramethrin (veterinary use))
    Cofarm-IM, Italy
  • Sarcop
    Unipharma, Spain
  • Sarnol
    Quimica Ariston, Ecuador
  • Scabex
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Scabiacid
    Valetudo, Italy
  • Scabianil
    Sofar, Italy
  • Scabimite
    Galenium Pharmasia Laboratories, Indonesia
  • Scabisan
    Chinoin, Dominican Republic; Chinoin, Mexico; Chinoin, Nicaragua
  • Scadis
    Bionova, India
  • Scadis (Permethrin and Glycerol)
    Bionova, India
  • Scaper
    Bio-Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Scarin
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Septicide (Permethrin and Proflavine, + Diethyltoluamide (veterinary use))
    Virbac, Australia
  • Seven (Permethrin and Pyrethrin, + Piperonyl (veterinary use))
    Cofarm-IM, Italy
  • Shampoo Dog (veterinary use)
    Chifa, Italy
  • Sherleys Felt Flea Collar (veterinary use)
    Sinclair Animal & Houshold Care Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Shoo Fly (Permethrin and Pyrethrum, + Piperonyl Butoxide (veterinary use))
    Kyron, South Africa
  • Sim (Permethrin and Piperonyl, + Tetramethrin (veterinary use))
    Cofarm-IM, Italy
  • Skabi-Rid
    Tomarmed, South Africa
  • Skilin
    General Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Sora Forte
    Scan-Anida, Poland
  • Sprin (veterinary use)
    Copyr, Italy
  • Swift (veterinary use)
    Pharmachem, Australia
  • Switch (veterinary use)
    Vet Plus, United Kingdom
  • Ticacyl (veterinary use)
    Bob Martin, United Kingdom
  • Tick off (veterinary use)
    Bridgefarma, Netherlands
  • Tick off Combi (Permethrin and Pyriproxyfen (veterinary use))
    Bridgefarma, Netherlands
  • Tick-Fence (veterinary use)
    Novartis Animal Health, Netherlands
  • Topiscab 5%
    Codexial, France
  • Ultrum (Permethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide, + Bioallethrin, + Pyriproxyfen (veterinary use))
    Kyron, South Africa
  • Unix
    Unimed & Unihealth, Bangladesh
  • Unix-C (Permethrin and Crotamiton)
    Unimed & Unihealth, Bangladesh
  • Veronique
    Siegfried, Ecuador
  • Vetsense Permetrol (veterinary use)
    CM Laboratories P/L, Australia
  • Vetzyme JDS 1% w/w (veterinary use)
    Bob Martin, United Kingdom
  • Vlooienlotion (Permethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide (veterinary use))
    Beaphar, Netherlands
  • Vlooienshampoo (veterinary use)
    Beaphar, Netherlands
  • Wellcare (veterinary use)
    MSD, Germany
  • Wilko Cat Felt Flea Collar, 18% w/w (veterinary use)
    Sinclair Animal & Houshold Care Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Wilko Dog Flea Drops 65% w/w (veterinary use)
    Sinclair Animal & Houshold Care Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Witty
    Gezzi, Argentina
  • Y-Tex (veterinary use)
    Flycam, Australia
  • Zalvor
    GSK, Belgium; GSK, Turkey
  • Zekout (veterinary use)
    ICF Industria Chimica, Italy
  • Zeroscab
    Palsons, India
  • Z-Itch (veterinary use)
    Floris, United Kingdom; Floris, Ireland; Troy Laboratories, Australia
  • Zyzek (Permethrin and Pyrethrin, + Piperonyl (veterinary use))
    ICF Industria Chimica, Italy
  • ZZ Kill (veterinary use)
    Copyr, Italy

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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