Dertil - Pharmacology: Acts on the nerve cell membrane to disrupt the sodium channel current by which the polarization of the membrane is regulated. Delayed repolarization and paralysis of the pests is the outcome.
Treatment of scabies ( Sarcoptes scabiei ) infestation.
Treatment of infestation with head lice ( Pediculus humanus capitis ) and its nits (eggs).
Dertil, a pyrethroid, is active against a broad range of pests including lice, ticks, fleas, mites, and other arthropods.
Topical/Cutaneous Head pediculosis
Adult: Apply 30-60 ml of 1% lotion (cream rinse) to washed and towel-dried hair and allow to remain for 10 min. Rinse with water. Treatment may be repeated after 7-10 days if lice or nits are detected in hair-scalp junctions. Topical/Cutaneous Scabies
Adult: Apply a thin layer of 5% cream into all skin surfaces from the neck to toes. Wash off after 8-14 hr. 30 g of cream is usually sufficient for an average adult. Topical/Cutaneous Pediculosis pubis
Adult: Apply sufficient amount of 1% lotion (cream rinse) or 5% cream to thoroughly saturate the pubic area. Allow to remain for 10 min and then rinse with water.
Adult: Topical Head pediculosis As 1% lotion: Apply 30-60 mL and leave on for 10 mins. May repeat treatment after 7-10 days if lice or nits are detected. Scabies As 5% cream: Apply to skin surfaces from neck to toes. Wash off after 8-14 hr. Pediculosis pubis As 1% lotion or 5% cream: Apply and leave on for 10 mins before rinsing with water.