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Permethrin topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Permethrin topical is also known as: Acticin, Elimite, Lice Bedding Spray, Lyclear, Nix, Nix Complete Lice Treatment System, Nix Cream Rinse, Nix Lice Control, Orange Medic Head Lice Treatment, Orange Medic Plus Head Lice Treatment, Pyrifoam Lice Breaker, Quellada Head Lice Treatment, Quellada Head Lice Treatment for Short Hair, Quellada Scabies Treatment, RID Home Lice Control Spray for Surfaces, Ravine Anti-Lice Medicated Treatment

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 12, 2020.

Permethrin topical Pregnancy Warnings

Permethrin topical has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Permethrin topical is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Permethrin topical Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of permethrin into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that a decision be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue permethrin, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Elimite (permethrin topical)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Elimite (permethrin topical)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

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