malathion (topical) (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Ovide)?
Since malathion topical is usually needed only once, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule. Wait at least 7 days before using a second application.
What happens if I overdose (Ovide)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Malathion topical can be harmful if swallowed.
What should I avoid while using malathion (Ovide)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid sexual or intimate contact with others until your lice or scabies infection has cleared up. Avoid sharing hair brushes, combs, hair accessories, hats, clothing, bed linens, and other articles of personal use. Lice and scabies infections are highly contagious.
What other drugs will affect malathion (Ovide)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied malathion. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about malathion.
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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