Acticin is prescribed to treat head lice infestations. Acticin acts by destroying both the lice and their eggs.
Acticin does not prevent these infestations.
Acticin is prescribed to treat scabies (a skin infestation) and lice infestations of the head, body, and pubic area.
Acticin is prescribed for the treatment of infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies).
Acticin kills parasites and their eggs.
Acticin works by killing head lice, crab lice and the scabies mite.
Acticin is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Acticin, veterinary or household insecticides, other drugs, chrysanthemums, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Acticin or any other drugs.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what script and nonscript medications you are taking, including vitamins.
Interactions are not expected.
Acticin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Redness or mild swelling of the scalp;
- Stinging or burning;
- Tingling sensation;
- Skin irritation;
Other Brand Names:
- Nix Cream Rinse;
- Elimite Cream;
- Acticin Cream;