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PERLICE CREAM 60GM belongs to the class of pyrethroids. It is an antiparasite drug used to treat infections caused by eggs, lice, and mites. It is used mainly used in the treatment of pediculosis and scabies. Pediculosis is the infestation of lice in the hairy parts of the body, especially the scalp. It occurs most commonly in children above 5 years of age and spreads by head-to-contact. Scabies is a skin infection caused by mites. It is contagious and spread from one person to another with physical contact. Patients with pediculosis and scabies experience rashes and persistent itching in the infected area which worsens in the night-time. 

PERLICE CREAM 60GM is available for external use only. It is available in topical dosage forms such as cream, lotion, and liquid. The infected area should be kept clean and dry, before applying the drug. A single application of medicine is usually sufficient to treat the infection. In some cases, people may require a second treatment. Some people may experience adverse effects such as redness, rash, burning sensation, and itching. 

Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to permethrin or chrysanthemums. Children below 6 years, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers should consult a doctor before using permethrin. 


Pediculosis (head lice infestation) and scabies (skin infection)

Directions for Use

Apply a prescribed amount of dose on the affected area. Clean and dry the affected area before applying the medication. In the case of pediculosis, apply the drug and leave it for 10 minutes. Then, wash and rinse your hair with warm water. If there is still head lice infestation after 7 or more days, repeat the treatment. In the case of scabies, apply the drug and leave it for about 8 to 14 hours. Then, clean the area properly with water. If the infection still persists after 14 days or more, repeat the treatment. Protect eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals while applying permethrin. In infants and elderly people over 65 years, it is also applied on the scalp and face as scabies can affect their head and neck. However, consult a doctor before using in children below 2 years and elderly people.


Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of PERLICE CREAM 60GM

PERLICE CREAM 60GM may cause side-effects such as skin irritation, redness, rash, burning or tingling sensation, and numbness at the site of application. These side-effects usually resolve on their own and do not require medical attention. However, consult a doctor immediately if the side-effects persist or worsen. In addition, seek medical help if you experience allergic reactions such as fever, chills, rashes, or fluid-filled infected areas, and shortness of breath.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

If you are allergic to permethrin, chrysanthemum, or any other medicines, please inform your doctor. Please inform your doctor if you have any other skin diseases or chronic illnesses. PERLICE CREAM 60GM is recommended to use in children below 6 years, elderly people, pregnant women, and breastfeeding women only if prescribed by a doctor. Take the dose as prescribed by the doctor. Inform your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and other dietary supplements you are taking. Consult your doctor if you develop any abnormal signs or symptoms while using permethrin. 

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    It is unclear whether alcohol can be taken while using the PERLICE CREAM 60GM . Therefore, it is advised to consult a doctor before taking alcohol.

  • Pregnancy

    Pregnant women should consult a doctor before using PERLICE CREAM 60GM .

  • Breast Feeding

    Breastfeeding and lactating mothers should take PERLICE CREAM 60GM only after consulting a doctor.

  • Driving

    PERLICE CREAM 60GM may not have any effect on driving.

  • Liver

    PERLICE CREAM 60GM is safe to use in patients with liver problems only if the doctor has prescribed it.

  • Kidney

    PERLICE CREAM 60GM is safe to use in patients with kidney problems only if the doctor has prescribed it.

Other Information (PER0034)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern


PERLICE CREAM 60GM may not cause hair loss or any damage to hair.

The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the infection. It is recommended to consult a doctor to know the exact dose and duration of the treatment.

PERLICE CREAM 60GM should not be applied on the face, except for infants and elderly people. However, consult a doctor before using in children below 6 years and older population above 65 years.

You can wear light clothes after applying medicine to the infected area. Wash the clothes with hot water after every use.

If you overdose or use too much medicine, rinse the area thoroughly with water. Reapply the medicine after drying the affected area. However, if you notice any abnormal signs or symptoms after applying the medicine, seek medical help immediately.



Manufacturer/Marketer address

GALDERMA INDIA Pvt. Ltd., Lotus Corporate Park, D Wing Unit 801802 , Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 063, India, Phone: +91 22 40331818



MRP: 211.00


60 gm Cream in 1 Tube