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Scabies and lice
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Malathion 0.5%; lotion; contains alcohol 78%.

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Indications for OVIDE:

Head lice.

Adults and Children:

<6yrs: not established. ≥6yrs: apply to dry hair until hair and scalp are thoroughly wet. Let hair dry naturally (do not use blow dryer or other heat source). Shampoo and rinse after 8–12hrs; remove dead lice and eggs with nit comb. May repeat once after 7–9 days. Wash hands after application. Wash or dryclean bedding or clothing appropriately.


Neonates. Infants.


For use on scalp only. Remove if irritation occurs, may reapply if irritation subsides; discontinue if irritation recurs. Avoid eyes. Product is flammable; keep away from heat and flame (including smoking, hair dryers, electric curlers). Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Pediculicide (organophosphate).

Adverse Reactions:

Stinging, irritation, chemical burns.

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