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Permethrin 5% Cream

*The brand supplied may vary. Please contact us if you require a specific brand.

Permethrin 5% Cream (30g)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Wed. 29 May.

Permethrin Cream - Scabies Treatment

  • Age: N/A

    Maximum per order: 6

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Permethrin 5% Cream?

Permethrin 5% cream is a topical scabies treatment. It works by killing the mites that cause a scabies infection and usually only requires one application to completely clear the mites.

 

What is the difference between Permethrin Cream and Lyclear?

Permethrin Cream is a generic version of Lyclear Dermal Cream. They both contain permethrin 5% as the active ingredient, however, as a generic treatment Permethrin Cream is slightly cheaper.

 

How much Permethrin Cream do I need?

The amount of Permethrin cream that you need to apply depends on your age:

AgeQuantity
Adults, the elderly & children over 12 years Normally, up to one tube (30g). A few adults may need to use an additional tube for full body coverage but should not use more than 2 tubes (60g in total) at each application.
Children 6 to 12 years Up to half a tube (15g).
Children 1 to 5 years Up to a quarter of a tube (7.5g).
Children 2 months to 1 year Up to an eighth of a tube (3.75g).

 

How to apply Permethrin Cream

Adults & children over 2 years:

Apply the cream over the whole body but NOT the head and face. Pay particular attention to the areas between fingers and toes, under nails, wrists, armpits, external genitalia, breasts and buttocks.

The elderly:

Apply the cream over the whole body INCLUDING the neck, face, ears and scalp. Pay particular attention to the areas between fingers and toes, under nails, wrists, armpits, external genitalia, breasts and buttocks. Avoid the area close to the eyes.

General application notes

Permethrin cream should be applied to cool, dry skin. Do not apply the cream to broken skin or immediately after a hot bath or shower.

Once applied, the cream should be left on for at least 8 hours and washed off with soap and water within 12 hours. You should re-apply Permethrin Cream to the hands if they are washed with soap and water within 8 hours of applying the treatment.

Normally, a single application of cream is enough to clear a scabies infection.

 

Permethrin cream ingredients

The active ingredient in Permethrin cream is permethrin 5% w/w.

The cream also contains the following inactive ingredients: cetylstearyl alcohol, white soft paraffin, macrogol cetostearyl ether, isopropylmyristate, benzyl alcohol and purified water.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Permethrin Cream side effects

Most people who use Permethrin Cream will not experience any side effects, however, if you do they may include:

  • Burning or stinging of the skin (this is usually slight and passes quickly).
  • Treatment of scabies may result in continued or increased irritation for a short while. This may show as redness or swelling of the skin, a rash or itching.
  • You might find that the itching you have been experiencing with scabies continues for up to 4 weeks after treatment with Permethrin Cream. This is normal and caused by an allergic reaction to the dead scabies mites. It is not a sign that treatment has failed.

If you do experience any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Permethrin Cream warnings

Do not use Permethrin Cream if you are allergic to permethrin, other pyrethroids or pyrethrins, or to any of the other ingredients.

Take special care

If Permethrin Cream comes into contact with dressings, clothing, and bedding, the fabric can be easily ignited with a naked flame. You should keep away from fire and naked flames when using this product.

Taking other medicines

Permethrin Cream should not be used to treat scabies at the same time as corticosteroid treatments, such as hydrocortisone, betamethasone, and clobetasone to treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis. Corticosteroids may interfere with the body's natural defence to scabies.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

You should talk to your doctor before using Permethrin Cream if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Delivery & Shipping Information

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Scabies?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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