Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Use this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor tells you. Do not change your treatment without checking with your doctor first.

Use this medicine on the hair and scalp only. Keep the medicine out of your eyes, nose, mouth, and vagina. If the medicine gets in your eyes, rinse them well with water.

This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

To use:

  • Shake the bottle well before using.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.
  • Apply the medicine directly to dry hair (up to 120 mL for long hair) and scalp. Leave the medicine on the hair and scalp for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, rinse your hair with warm water and dry with a clean towel. Comb hair with a fine-toothed comb to remove any nits (eggs) or nit shells. They look like small white dots.
  • If live lice are seen 7 days after using this medicine, you will need to use this medicine again.
  • Children will need an adult to apply the medicine for them.

Do not use cosmetics and other hair products on the treated hair and scalp areas.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage form (suspension):
    • For head lice:
      • Adults, teenagers, and children 4 years of age and older—Apply directly to dry hair and scalp one time only. If you need a second treatment, it should be spaced one week apart.
      • Children and infants 6 months to 4 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
      • Infants younger than 6 months of age—Use is not recommended.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.