This brand name is authorized in New Zealand

Active ingredients

The drug A-SCABIES contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):

1 Permethrin

The principal physiological action in insects (lice) exposed to permethrin is induction of electrochemical abnormalities across the membranes of excitable cells, leading to sensory hyperexcitability, inco-ordination and prostration. It is assumed that the mode of action against arachnids (mites) is similar.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
P03AC04 Permethrin P Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents → P03 Ectoparasiticides, incl. scabicides, insecticides and repellents → P03A Ectoparasiticides, incl. scabicides → P03AC Pyrethrines, incl. synthetic compounds
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Authorization and marketing

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Country Identification scheme Identifier(s)
Country: NZ Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority Identifier(s): 13309

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