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Submitted: 16 August 2011 Modified: 13 March 2018
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD08161102083811

Double blind placebo controlled comparison of 25% akapulko lotion and 10% crotamiton lotion in the treatment of scabies.

1Nilo Rivera,
2Lilian  L. Villafuerte,
3Nelia Cortez-Maramba,
4Elena S. Tolentino



To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and acceptability of 50% Akapulko lotion, as a scabicidal agent against 10% Crotamiton lotion, and with placebo.


25 percent akapulko lotion provided no advantage over placebo and was inferior to crotamiton in the treatment of scabies. Akapulko lotion was generally tolerable and acceptable to use. (Author)

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