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Lice
Pyrethrins/piperonyl Shmpoo


Lice is used to treat current and active lice infestations. It is not used to prevent future lice infestations.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Lice Treament, Pyrinyl, Pronto, Lice Treatment, Licide, Licetrol, Pyrethrin, Lice Pyrinyl Shampoo, Lice Elimination, Lice Combo, Lice Killing, Medi-Lice, A-200 Lice Killing, Rid
 
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lice
Lice Treament, Pyrinyl, Pronto, Lice Treatment, Licide, Licetrol, Pyrethrin, Lice Pyrinyl Shampoo, Lice Elimination, Lice Combo, Lice Killing, Medi-Lice, A-200 Lice Killing, Rid

Uses
Lice is used to treat current and active lice infestations. It is not used to prevent future lice infestations.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Keep container tightly closed.
  • Do not freeze.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unusual drowsiness or dizziness, headache, coughing, and difficulty breathing.
  • Lice may be harmful if swallowed or inhaled.
  • If you or someone you know may have ingested or inhaled Lice, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

How To Use
  • Review the manufacturer s instruction sheet with your doctor or pharmacist and follow all directions carefully for your product.
  • All household members and/or those in close contact with you should be checked for infestation and treated if infected.
  • Lice is for external use only.
  • Avoid applying drug to the eyes, nose, mouth and vagina.
  • Do not use on eyelashes or eyebrows.
  • Check with MD if these areas are infested.
  • Do not use more drug than is recommended.
  • Apply in a well-ventilated area.
  • Apply to the hair and scalp once, thoroughly covering the affected area.
  • Use a small amount of water and work the shampoo into the hair and scalp to form a lather.
  • Leave on for about 10 minutes unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
  • Rinse and dry with a clean towel.
  • Use nit removal comb as directed.
  • Wash hands immediately after use.
  • Repeat the application once seven to ten days later to kill any newly hatched lice.
  • Be sure to follow instructions on proper machine washing of clothing, bedding, etc., special house cleaning, plus comb and wig/hairpiece cleaning.

Side Effects
  • Unlikely but report: skin rash, sneezing/stuffy nose, trouble breathing, skin infection or irritation not present before starting Lice.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using Lice, tell your doctor your medical history, including: any allergies (especially drug, ragweed and chrysanthemum plants, or kerosene allergy), skin problems.
  • Lice is harmful if swallowed or inhaled.
  • Lice should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether Lice is excreted into human milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all nonprescription or prescription medication you may use.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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