Medyfox is an antiparasitic agent effective against scabby mites, as well as mature individuals, nits and larvae of head and pubic lice.
Release form and composition
Medifox dosage form - concentrate 5% for the preparation of emulsion for external use: transparent, colorless or light yellow (2 ml in polymeric or neutral glass ampoules, 2 ampoules in a polymeric contour cell packaging, in a cardboard box 1 package complete with ampoule knife; 24 ml in polymeric or dark glass dropper bottles, in a carton box 1 bottle).
100 g of concentrate contains:
- Active ingredient: permethrin - 5 g (in terms of 100% substance);
- Additional components: medical castor oil, ethanol 96%, butyl acetate.
Indications for use
Medifox is used to treat scabies, head and pubic lice.
- Children's age up to 1 year;
- Lactation (or breastfeeding for the period of treatment should be interrupted);
- Hypersensitivity to the drug.
With caution, the drug must be used during pregnancy.
Dosing and Administration
Medifox is intended for external use.
In scabies, the drug is used in the form of a freshly prepared aqueous emulsion of 0.4%. To do this, 8 ml of the emulsion (1/3 bottle) or the contents of 4 ampoules are diluted with 100 ml of warm boiled water. The resulting remedy is carefully rubbed once a day into the skin - first the upper extremities, then the trunk and then the lower extremities. The skin of the face and neck, as well as the scalp is not treated! The course of treatment is 3 days. On the 4th day you should take a shower and carry out a change of underwear and bed linen.
For head and pubic pediculosis, the drug is used in the form of a freshly prepared aqueous emulsion of 0.2%. To do this, 8 ml of the emulsion is diluted with 200 ml of warm boiled water. If the drug is used in ampoules, then it is diluted at the rate of 50 ml of water per 1 ampoule (2 ml), the number of ampoules is determined by the thickness and length of the hair or the number of parasites. The resulting product should be applied to wet hair of the head or hairy parts of the body (with pubic lice) and lightly rubbed into the skin with a cotton swab, after 20 minutes - rinse with warm running water with shampoo.
Medifox is well tolerated. In rare cases, patients complain of a burning sensation at the application sites (after a few minutes it passes by itself). Allergic reactions are also possible.
When applying the drug should be careful to prevent it from falling into the eyes, mouth, nose and mucous membrane of the external genital organs. If this does happen, rinse thoroughly with running water.
When treating pediculosis in young children after the application of Medifox, it is recommended to wear a protective visor or a kerchief to avoid emulsion in the eyes.
Wash hands after handling.
Information about the interaction of Medifox with other drugs is missing.
Terms and conditions of storage
Store at a temperature not exceeding 25 ºС, in a place protected from light and moisture, inaccessible to children.
Shelf life - 5 years.