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NIX 5% Dermal Cream (Permethrin)
This medicine is a scabicide used to treat scabies. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Each gram of off-white, vanishing dermal cream contains permethrin 50 mg (5%). butylated hydroxytoluene, carbomer 974P, coconut oil, glycerin, glyceryl monostearate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin alcohols, mineral oil, polyoxyethylene cetyl ethers, purified water, and sodium hydroxide. Formaldehyde 1 mg (0.1%) added as preservative.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Massage this medicine into the skin from your head to the soles of your feet. For some patients, your doctor may also ask you to treat your scalp, temples, and forehead. Bathe or shower after 8 to 14 hours to remove this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. Keep the container tightly closed.
AVOID GETTING THIS MEDICINE in your eyes or on the inside of your nose and mouth. If it gets in your eyes, flush with water immediately. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR if living mites are found after 14 days. FOR WOMEN: IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while using this medicine. Possible Side Effects: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include itching, mild burning or stinging, swelling, or redness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice any other effects, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Product Code: 307
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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.