lindane topical (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using lindane topical ()?
Do not use lindane topical without the first talking to your doctor if you
You may not be able to use lindane topical, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
Lindane topical is in the pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether lindane topical will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use lindane topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Lindane passes into breast milk, and may be harmful to a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Lindane topical may have increased side effects when used by elderly individuals. Talk to your doctor before using lindane topical if you are 65 years of age or older.
How should I use lindane topical ()?
Use lindane topical exactly as directed by your doctor, or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Do not use more of this medication than is recommended. Using more than the prescribed amount of lindane topical may cause seizures or other dangerous side effects.
If you are putting lindane topical on another person, wear special gloves made of nitrile, latex with neoprene, or sheer vinyl. Do not use natural latex gloves because more lindane can go through that kind of glove. Wash your hands thoroughly after application of the medication.
Be sure the affected skin is clean and does not have any other lotion, cream, or oil on it, including oil based hair products or conditioners when treating head lice. Wait at least 1 hour after bathing or showering before application of lindane topical.
Shake the bottle of lindane lotion or shampoo well before application.
To treat scabies:
To treat head lice:
To treat pubic lice ("crabs"):
Do not apply this medication to the face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Flush with water if you get medication in any of these areas. Seek medical attention if lindane topical is ingested or if irritation is persistent.
Do not apply lindane topical to open cuts or wounds. Doing so could cause too much medication to be absorbed by the body, which could be very dangerous.
Do not allow skin treated with lindane topical to touch others who have not been treated with the medication, especially a baby or small child.
To prevent reinfection, wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, hair brushes, and combs in hot water with a strong cleanser.
Store lindane topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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