What is permethrin?

Answer Permethrin is a synthetic chemical commonly used to kill insects. It was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use on cotton. It is now commonly used in flea medicine fo... Read More »

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Do you need a prescription for permethrin?

Permethrin is a type of topical medicated cream used to treat skin parasites. It is available by prescription. Permethrin also is a chemical used in pesticides, which are readily available for cons... Read More »

Do you need prescription for permethrin?

Permethrin treats certain parasites, such as lice and scabies. Permethrin may be bought over the counter in lower doses in products for lice, but higher doses to treat scabies will need a prescript... Read More »

Permethrin Toxicosis?

Well-meaning cat owners trying to help their pets may actually harm or even kill their pet instead when they erroneously use products created for dogs only. Permethrin toxicosis occurs most often w... Read More »

Does revolution for cats contain permethrin?

Permethrin is used to control ticks and fleas on dogs. Permethrin should never be used on cats or kittens because it is toxic. Revolution for cats kills fleas, prevents heartworm, and treats and co... Read More »