Lindane

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    Brand Name:Lindane
    Generic:Lindane
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1981-12-17 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Actavis Mid-Atlantic LLC
This drug is available in the following forms:
Topical Lotion
Topical Shampoo
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
Not Available.

About Lindane

Treating head and crab (pubic) lice after safer medicines have failed or have caused side effects.

Lindane Shampoo is a shampoo that kills lice and their eggs.

Side Effects of Lindane

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Burning; redness of skin; skin rash; stinging.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); dizziness; drowsiness; seizures; vomiting.

Who Should Not Take Lindane

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Lindane Shampoo
  • you have a history of seizures or certain skin conditions in which the skin is irritated or broken (eg, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis)
  • you are breast-feeding
  • you have used Lindane Shampoo in the last few months
  • you are treating a premature infant

Interactions with Lindane

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Lindane Shampoo. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Phenothiazines (eg, thioridazine), isoniazid, sedatives (eg, phenobarbital, diazepam), theophylline, or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because side effects of Lindane Shampoo may be increased
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