Acticin (permethrin) Cream 5%
Acticin (permethrin) Cream 5% is a topical
scabicidal agent for the
treatment of infestation
with Sarcoptes scabiei
(scabies). It is available in an off- white, vanishing cream
base. Acticin Cream is for topical
Chemical Name: The permethrin
used is an approximate
1:3 mixture of the cis and
trans isomers of the pyfethroid (±)- 3- phenoxybenzyl 3-(
2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2- dimethylcycloorooanecarboxvlate. Permethrin
has a molecular formula
of C21H20C12O5 and a
molecular weight of 391.29.
It is a yellow to light
orange-brown, low melting solid
or viscous liquid.
Each gram of Acticin Cream
5% contains permethrin
50 mg (5%) and the inactive
ingredients butylated hydroxytoluene, carbomer 934P coconut oil,
stearate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin
alcohols, light mineral oil, polyoxyethylene cetyl ethers, purified
water, and sodium hydroxide.
Formaldehyde 1 mg (0.1%)
is added as a preservative.