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This medicine kills the parasites and their eggs, but it does not prevent infestations

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What is this medicine?

LINDANE (LIN dane) is a treatment for scabies. This medicine kills the parasites and their eggs, but it does not prevent infestations. This medicine is a poison if it is not used properly. Ask your doctor, health care professional or pharmacist to explain any information you do not understand.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • brain or spinal tumor
  • burns, wounds or other damaged skin
  • eczema or atopic dermatitis
  • frequently drink alcoholic beverages
  • head trauma
  • HIV infection
  • liver disease
  • psoriasis
  • seizures
  • skin rash
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to lindane, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. It is poisonous if taken by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Make sure you know how to properly use the lotion. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. Seek medical help if the eyes are hurting. Do not use more medicine than prescribed.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply as this medicine is applied as a single dose. Do not repeat the treatment.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • chloroquine, pyrimethamine
  • cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus capsules
  • isoniazid
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines to treat alzheimer's disease or myasthenia gravis
  • meperidine
  • methocarbamol
  • radiopaque contrast agents
  • some antibiotics like penicillins, imipenem and quinolones such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, gatifloxacin
  • theophylline

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