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Z-X (5%) 60ml Lotion

Z-X (5%) 60ml Lotion

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  • Manufacturer The Searle Company Limited
  • Generic Name Permethrin
Rs. 134.0
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Product Information

  • Description

    Permethrin 5% is a powerful insecticide that is applied topically to treat head lice infestations. When applied to the skin, it is absorbed and interacts with the nervous system cells of lice, specifically the neurons. Permethrin's mechanism of action involves blocking the sodium channels in these neurons, which prevents the normal flow of sodium ions. This blockage leads to an uncontrolled and excessive firing of the neurons, causing paralysis and eventual death of the lice. In simple terms, permethrin works by disrupting the nervous system of lice, causing uncontrolled nerve stimulation and resulting in the elimination of the lice infestation.

  • Ingredients

    Permethrin
  • Drug Class

    Pyrithrins

  • Dosage Form

    Lotion
  • Uses

    Unveiling its multifaceted uses and transformative applications as follows:

    • Treatment of scabies
    • Scabies prevention
    • Head lice treatmen
    • Pediculosis prevention
    • Mite infestations
    • Insect repellent
  • Dosage

    Tailoring Treatment for Optimal Health, Prescribed Medication Dosage is:

    • Amount to be applied as per the instruction on the bottle or box- It is important to follow the specific instructions for usage provided with your Permethrin 5% product to ensure the correct dosage and method of application.
    • Dosage for scalp ringworm treatment- The typical dosage of Permethrin 5% for scalp ringworm treatment in adults and children 12 years of age and older is-
    • First application- Apply cream or lotion to cover the affected area and a margin of normal skin around the lesions.
    • Second application- Repeat the application of Permethrin after 24 hours.
    • Third application- If two applications are not feasible within a 48-hour period, or if infection persists, a third application may be given at 48 hours.
    • Dosage for body ringworm treatment- For treatment of body ringworm in adults and children 2 months of age and older, the usual recommended dose is-
    • First application- Apply cream, lotion, or shampoo form of Permethrin 5% to cover the affected skin or scalp and a margin of normal skin around the lesions.
    • Second application- Repeat the application of Permethrin 5% after 24 hours.
    • Dosage for lice treatment- Permethrin is also used in different forms and strengths for the treatment of head lice in adults and children 2 months of age and older. The dose will depend on the formulation and brand used, and the instructions for use will specify the exact amount needed for application.
  • In case of Overdose

    Permethrin is a medication that, when overused, can cause severe side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, and seizures. These can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. If a person has undergone this level of overdose, medical professionals will typically provide supportive care, starting with administering anti-convulsants and medicines that induce vomiting to help eliminate the toxins from the body. If the patient requires it, respiratory support may also be introduced if the patient's condition necessitates it. It is vital to ensure the patient receives enough water and has their temperature monitored due to the potential for a dangerously high fever. Another vital component of recovery is timing; swift treatment after the overdose will likely lead to a good outcome, but delayed treatment could result in a worse outcome, and could even be fatal. If you observe or know someone experiencing these symptoms, please contact emergency services immediately.

  • Missed Dose

    It is important to keep track of your appointments and medications and always take your medications as prescribed. If you miss a dose of Permethrin 5%, you should consult your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse for advice on the best course of action. If it is close to your next application time, you should skip the missed application and resume your regular application schedule. It is important to remember that you should not apply more than one dose of Permethrin 5% at a time. If you are unsure if it is time for your next application, you should contact your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse for advice. You may apply the next regular application of Permethrin 5% as scheduled, being mindful not to apply more than 1 dose of Permethrin 5% at a time. If you are still unsure about what to do, it is best to contact your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse for advice. If you missed a dose due to an appointment or another reason, you should go back to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse to discuss a new application schedule. It is important to discuss any missed applications as soon as possible and adhere to the new application schedule they recommend. Always consult with your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse for the best course of action if you miss a dose of medication.

  • How To Use

    Permethrin is a topical medication primarily used to treat scabies and lice. It's essential to follow your doctor's advice or the product label when using Permethrin. Here are some general guidelines for Permethrin 5% usage:

  • When Not to Use

    Discerning instances where this medication may not be appropriate:

    • Permethrin is a medication intended to treat parasites on the skin and scalp, and should be used only for these conditions.
    • It should not be used by a person who
    • Has had an allergic reaction to Permethrin, pyrethrins, or any of the other ingredients in Permethrin.
    • Has any skin conditions other than parasites, especially blisters, open wounds, or broken skin.
    • Has a skin condition on or around the eyes or lips.
    • Is sensitive to caffeine.
    • Has a chemical senses disorder.
    • Is pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
    • Is breastfeeding.
    • Is under 2 months of age.
  • Side Effects

    Unraveling the side effects lurking behind this medications are as follows:

    • Rash
    • Burning sensation of the skin
    • Irritation
    • Dryness
    • Blisters
    • Peelings
    • Swelling of the eyes, face, and throat
    • Redness of the eyes
    • Blurred vision
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation
    • Throat irritation
    • Breathing difficulty
    • Chest pain
    • All of the above are potential side effects of Permethrin 5%. It is vital to consult with a medical professional for personalized advice and treatment plans.
  • Storage/Disposal

    Permethrin is an insecticide and acaricide used for treating scabies and lice, applied on the skin or clothing. Despite its effectiveness, it should be handled with care because it is toxic to the central nervous system in insects and aquatic organisms. When storing Permethrin, it is crucial to adhere to the instructions on the label and any local regulations to ensure safety for yourself and others, and to prevent environmental impact. The storage area should be cool, dry, well-ventilated, and away from heat or open flames. The container should be tightly sealed and appropriately labeled to avoid exposure. Permethrin should not be stored with food and beverages, and never mixed with other chemicals unless specifically instructed. To protect children and pets, the storage area should not be accessible to them. Furthermore, any unused portion of the product should be discarded according to the label's instructions.

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