How it works
Acticin is an anti scabies cream that is used for preventing and treating scabies.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
Doctors recommend that you massage the cream from head to toe. Use on the scalp only if you are an elderly patient.
The medication must be washed and removed completely within 8 to 14 hours after applying it. You may face itching. It is completely normal.
However, if you see living mites even after 14 days of treatment, then please contact your doctor.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How and where do i store Acticin
Acticin The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.
To be avoided
You must avoid using Acticin if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it.
Acticin is a topical cream and must be strictly used externally. If it comes in contact with inside of the nose, mouth, or genitals then wash it off immediately.
Acticin may make your skin more sensitive to sunburns. Avoid venturing out into the sun or using tanning booths.
Acticin must not be used in children as it is unsure whether Acticin is safe in children below 2 months of age.
Information for Pregnant Women
The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category B.
Acticin is found in breast milk. Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication. Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.