Kwellada-P Medicine Uses:Permethrin cream or lotion (Nix Dermal Cream or Kwellada-P Lotion) is one of the first medicines used to cure a scabies infestation. It is the treatment of choice for children and for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. Permethrin 5% cream or lotion is considered safe for infants as young as 2 months old. Permethrin should be used with caution on people who are allergic to pyrethrin products or chrysanthemums.
How Well It Works
Research has shown permethrin to be effective. A single application of permethrin cream or lotion (Nix Dermal Cream or Kwellada-P Lotion) cures most scabies infestations. Itching usually decreases significantly within 24 hours, though some itching is common for up to several weeks after treatment. People who have crusted (Norwegian) scabies (rare) may need to apply the medicine several times. It may be necessary to follow the initial permethrin treatment with other scabies medicines (such as sulfur) to cure this form of scabies.
Product Code: 13134
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.