Zeroscab 1% Soap

Manufactured byPalson Drug
ContainsPermethrin
Description

Zeroscab 1% Soap is an effective anti-parasitic medicine used to treat infestation of lice, ticks, fleas and mites on the scalp and the skin. It is also used to treat scabies in adults and children. It is used externally on the skin in the form of a cream, ointment, gel etc.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Zeroscab 1% Soap

Nt-Scab 1% Soap
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zeroscab 1% Soap

  • Itching or rash of the skin and scalp
  • Redness of skin or scalp
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Infected and pus filled areas on the skin and scalp
  • Tingling and numbness of skin
  • Burning or stinging sensation

Uses of Zeroscab 1% Soap

What is it prescribed for?

  • Lice manifestation
  • Scabies
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 15-30 minutes of topical application.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary. However, it is believed to remain effective for 8-10 days in most cases.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is safe for use by pregnant women. It is advised to consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine should be used by women who are breastfeeding only when necessary. It is advised to discontinue breastfeeding when it is applied onto the body. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to permethrin (pyrethrins) or any other ingredient present with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is safe for use by pregnant women. It is advised to consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine should be used by women who are breastfeeding only when necessary. It is advised to discontinue breastfeeding when it is applied onto the body. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Increase in symptoms

Use of this medicine may increase itching, swelling, and redness temporarily. Report the doctor if the symptoms are severe and persistent.

Allergy to pollens

This medicine should be used with caution if you have a known history of allergy to pollens of chrysanthemum of other plants.

External use only

This medicine is intended for external use only and should not be taken orally or applied onto cracked or wounded skin parts.

Not for application in the eyes

Avoid contact with the eyes while applying this medicine. If some medicine accidently enters the eyes, splash cold water into them and contact your doctor if any irritation or burning sensation is experienced

Asthma

This medicine has been associated with difficulty in breathing in some patients. It should be used cautiously in patients who have an allergy to pollens of chrysanthemum or other plants.

Pediatric use

This medicine should not be used on a child younger than 2 months.

Sanitization of the environment

It is advised to appropriately sanitize the bed, clothes, furniture and other items present in the house after using this medicine. This is done prevent the relapse of the infection caused due to the pests present on these items of regular use.

Missed Dose

This medicine is usually applied once and hence no dosing schedule is required.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. An accidental swallowing or application into eyes or nose of this medicine may also result in some serious side effects.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Cortisol

Disease interactions

Asthma

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of asthma. Report any such instance along with the medicines used for the treatment to the doctor.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply Zeroscab 1% Soap as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package leaflet. Do not use in larger or smaller quantities or for longer durations than recommended. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth or nose.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with some vital processes in the cell of the parasite resulting in lysis.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical anti-infectives

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 6 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/10439

DailyMed - Permethrin cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 6 May 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=ad568fc3-8e4a-4cff-9bbb-35312451c43b

Permethrin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 6 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB04930
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