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Lindane Lotion
Scabies and lice
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Drug Name:

Lindane Lotion Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Lindane 1%.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Lindane Lotion:

Treatment of scabies in patients who have failed on, or are intolerant of, other therapies. Not for prophylactic use.

Adults and Children:

Treat once only. Use least amount to cover body. <110lbs: not recommended. ≥110lbs: average size adult: 30mL; larger adult: max 60mL. Apply sparingly to dry skin; leave on for 8–12 hours then wash off thoroughly.

Contraindications:

Uncontrolled seizure disorders. Premature infants. Norwegian (crusted) scabies, other skin conditions (eg, eczema, psoriasis, broken skin) that may increase absorption.

Warnings/Precautions:

Potential CNS toxicity if absorbed. Children, infants, elderly, patients <110lbs: increased neurotoxicity risk. Seizure risk (eg, history of head trauma, prior seizures, CNS tumor, HIV infection, hepatic cirrhosis, abrupt alcohol/sedative withdrawal). Itching may occur or worsen after successful treatment; do not retreat. Avoid eyes. Do not swallow or misuse. Pregnancy (Cat.C), nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Systemic absorption and toxicity may be increased by oils, creams, ointments. Caution with drugs that lower seizure threshold (eg, antipsychotics, antidepressants, quinolones, theophylline, cyclosporine).

See Also:

Lindane Shampoo

Pharmacological Class:

Pediculicide.

Adverse Reactions:

Irritation, post-treatment pruritus, CNS stimulation (eg, dizziness, convulsions).

Note:

Formerly known under the brand names Gamene, Kwell, Scabene.

How Supplied:

Both—1oz, 2oz

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