Scabies and Lice Archives - MPR

Scabies and Lice

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Growing Resistance May Make OTC Head Lice Treatments Obsolete

A literature review of head lice treatments in the U.S. found a significant decline in the effectiveness of over-the-counter (OTC) permethrin and synergized pyrethrins (collectively pyrethroids) treatments, indicating a need for judicious use of effective treatments by clinicians.

NATROBA (spinosad) 0.9% topical suspension by Pernix Therapeutics and ParaPRO

Natroba Now Approved for Younger Children with Head Lice

ParaPRO announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded age range for Natroba (spinosad) Topical Suspension, to include children 6 months of age and older who have pediculosis capitis (head lice).