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Lindane

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Lindane is used for treating lice and scabies. It comes as a topical lotion for the skin and shampoo for hair and scalp. Lindane is also used in agricultural insecticides. Also note that Lindane is used for treatment of these conditions and does not help in prevention.

Do not use Lindane on the skin; avoid taking it in mouth and protect it from getting in the eyes; if it gets in your eyes, wash them immediately with cold water, and seek medical attention if you have a persistent burning feeling. Do not use Lindane if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of the lotion or the shampoo. Also people who have a history of seizures or skin conditions should avoid using this medication.

Consult a doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, your weight is less than 50 kg, or if you drink a lot of alcohol.

The common side effects noticed with use of Lindane are burning sensations, itching, dryness, numbness or tingling of the skin and rash. Some side effects can be serious and you should seek immediate medical attention. These include dizziness, drowsiness, severe headache, seizures, shaking of your body that you cannot control.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.
  • Rash

  • Skin Irritation

  • Itching

  • Skin Redness

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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This medicine is used for treating scabies and lice. It belongs to the class of organochloride insecticide that has parasitical action and gets absorbed into the parasites exoskeleton and their ova. However, they are approved as a second-line treatment only.

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