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

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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Let your doctor or health care professional know if scabies is still present after 1 week. Do not use this medicine more than 1 time to treat lice. Using more medicine than directed may increase your risk of serious side effects including seizures. If you or a family member are using this medicine and experience a seizure, get emergency help right away.

Do not use this medicine on damaged skin. It can penetrate through skin that is burned, cut, scraped, or covered in a rash, and cause serious side effects.

If you are applying this medicine to another person, wear plastic or disposable gloves to protect yourself from scabies and exposure to this medicine.

All recently worn clothing, underwear, pajamas, used sheets, pillowcases, and towels should be washed in very hot water or dry- cleaned. Close personal contact can also spread the infestation. Family members and sexual contacts may require treatment for scabies.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • dizziness
  • heart palpitations
  • nausea, vomiting
  • restlessness, nervousness, irritability
  • seizures
  • skin rash or itching that was not there before treatment
  • unusual sleepiness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry skin or scalp
  • itching (this can continue for 1 or more weeks after use)

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Keep container tightly closed. After applying the treatment, close the bottle with the leftover lotion and throw it away in a trashcan out of the reach of children. Do not keep this medicine after using it.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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