Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Ovide


Malathion topical lotion is used to treat head lice infections. It belongs to the group of medicines known as pediculicides (medicines that kill lice). Malathion acts by killing both the lice and their eggs.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Lotion