Tenutex

Tenutex

Tenutex® –  treatment of Scabies, Head lice and Pubic lice


Tenutex® is an OTC medicine that is effective against ScabiesHead lice, Pubic lice (Crabs) or read more at FASS. Tenutex® is a cutaneous emulsion available at your pharmacy (located in the fridge).

For treatment of Scabies and Pubic Lice (Crabs), consult a nurse or a doctor before treatment. For treatment of children under the age of 1 year, a doctor should always be consulted. Please note that the doctor may have prescribed the drug for other usage and/or with a different dosage than stated in the leaflet. Always follow your doctor’s recommendations and instructions on the label of the medicine package.

How to use Tenutex®

Treatment of Scabies
Wash and dry your body. Carefully massage the hole body except your head with Tenutex®. Only in infants should the head be treated. Wash off thoroughly after 24 hours. In heavily infected cases, a repeated treatment with Tenutex® is needed after 1 week.

Treatment of Pubic lice
Massage crotch, armpits and other hairy areas on the body (for example legs) with Tenutex®. The head hair does normally not need to be treated but should lice appear there, treatment should be carried out according instructions for head lice. Wait for 48 hours and then wash off Tenutex®. Avoid contact with the eyes. Pubic lice occurring in the eye lashes should not be treated with Tenutex®.

Treatment of Hair lice
Massage Tenutex® into towel dried hair. Make sure that all hair is covered with Tenutex® (consumption 25-75g depending on hair length). Wash and comb the hair after 24 hours. To get rid of head lice, 2 treatments with 8 days’ interval is required, in combination with daily thorough combing of the hair.

Size: 100 g


Tenutex® is a prescription free medicine that is active against Scabies, Head lice, and Pubic lice. Tenutex® is a cutaneous emulsion containing benzyl benzoate and disulfiram. Consult with your doctor or nurse before using Tenutex® for treating Scabies and Pubic lice. Tenutex® contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis). Avoid contact with the eyes. Read the patient information leaflet carefully before use.

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