Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Acticin
  2. Elimite
  3. Nix Creme Rinse

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Nix
  2. Nix Dermal Cream
  3. Nix Lice Killing Creme Rinse


Permethrin 1% lotion is used to treat head lice infections. It acts by destroying both the lice and their eggs. The 5% cream is used to treat scabies infections by destroying the mites which cause scabies.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Lotion
  • Cream
  • Liquid