Acticin ointment is a means for the destruction of various species of mites, including demodex. The main component of the current ointments are pirethroids – synthetic substances that penetrate into the mite, causing firstly the paralysis and then the death of the parasite.

A disadvantage of many traditional means of demodectic mange is their low ability to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and then directly in the tick.

Molecules of permethrin ointments have deeper penetration, pass through the strong armor of the parasite, paralyze and kill the demodex.



Mode of application

A small amount of ointment applied thinly to the affected areas by the skin itch and massage thoroughly rubbed into the skin. At 24 hours after the procedure ointment must be washed with soap and water and clothes must be changed. As a rule, the procedure is carried out once, but if the itching does not stop or there are new elements of scabies (a sign of lack of efficacy), in 14 days (no earlier) treatment should be repeated. For children older than 3 years the exposure time is 12 hours. The interval between repeated exposure – 1-2 days. Ointment can be reused up to 5 times. When itching doesn’t disappeared for at least 4 weeks after the treatment of scabies, the patient must consult a doctor.

Side effects

In some cases, it can be irritating to the skin (sensation of burning, stinging or tingling, increased itching, swelling, numbness of the skin, erythema), allergic reactions (skin rash, swelling). In such cases, the use of ointment is stopped.


Hypersensitivity to the active substance or any excipients; pregnancy, breast-feeding (for the period of treatment), children up to 3 years.

Special warnings

In order to avoid re-infection with scabies you should treat (thermal) clothing, hats, bed linen. In the presence of skin diseases, as well as during the use of other medications you should consult a doctor. For the treatment of children the drug is used only on prescription. Ability to influence the reaction rate during driving or operating other machines. There are no reports on the impact of the drug on the ability to drive vehicles or work with other mechanisms.

Appropriate precautions for use

It is necessary to avoid getting the ointment on the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, mouth, urinary tract. If it had been occurred, the mucous membranes should be washed with copious amounts of water. After the procedure, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. The procedure should be carried out in a well-ventilated room or outdoors.