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Pyrethrins and Piperonyl Butoxide

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Uses
Dosing
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Notes

    Related terms
    • U.S. Brand Names: A-200® Lice Treatment Kit [OTC];A-200® Maximum Strength [OTC];Licide® [OTC];Pronto® Complete Lice Removal System [OTC];Pronto® Plus Lice Killing Mousse Plus Vitamin E [OTC];Pronto® Plus Lice Killing Mousse Shampoo Plus Natural Extracts and Oils [OTC];Pronto® Plus Warm Oil Treatment and Conditioner [OTC];RID® Maximum Strength [OTC]
    • Canadian Brand Names: Pronto® Lice Control;R & CT II;R & CT Shampoo/Conditioner;RID® Mousse
    • Pharmacologic Category: Antiparasitic Agent, Topical;Pediculocide;Shampoo, Pediculocide

    Uses
    • It is used to treat lice.
    • Pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide harm the insects and treat the infection.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • Follow how to use carefully.
    • Spray:
    • Do not use on people or animals.
    • For use on non-washable items only.
    • Spray on infested part and let dry all the way.
    • Vacuum rugs and carpets. Throw away vacuum cleaner bags after use.
    • All other products:
    • Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
    • Wash your hands before and after use.
    • Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
    • Wash all bedding, towels, and recently worn clothes in hot water or have them dry cleaned.
    • Cream, oil, and shampoo:
    • Shake well before use.
    • Do not wet hair or affected part with water before putting on.
    • Lightly coat hair or affected part.
    • Work into hair and scalp or affected skin gently.
    • Leave on for 10 minutes.
    • Do not cover while this drug is on.
    • After 10 minutes, use a little warm water and soap or shampoo on hair and lather.
    • Rinse fully.
    • Wash your hands after use.
    • Dry with a towel.
    • Use special nit comb or tweezers to get rid of dead nits (lice eggs) from hair.
    • Foam:
    • Shake well before use.
    • Do not wet hair or affected part with water before putting on.
    • Lightly coat hair or affected part.
    • Work into hair and scalp or affected skin gently.
    • Leave on for 10 minutes.
    • Do not cover while this drug is on.
    • After 10 minutes, use a little warm water and soap or shampoo.
    • Wash your hands after use.
    • Dry with a towel.
    • Use special nit comb or tweezers to get rid of dead nits (lice eggs) from hair.
    • Gel and liquid:
    • Do not wet hair or affected part with water before putting on.
    • Lightly coat hair or affected part.
    • Work into hair and scalp or affected skin gently.
    • Leave on for 10 minutes.
    • Do not cover while this drug is on.
    • After 10 minutes, use a little warm water and soap or shampoo.
    • Wash your hands after use.
    • Dry with a towel.
    • Use special nit comb or tweezers to get rid of dead nits (lice eggs) from hair.

    Missed Dose

    • Do not put on two doses or extra doses.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.
    • Protect foam from heat.

    Safety



    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide, ragweed, chrysanthemums, or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

    Precautions

    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Scalp irritation.
    • Skin irritation.
    • Short-term pain after use.

    Monitoring

    • Change in the health problem being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Trouble breathing.
    • Very bad skin irritation.
    • Any rash.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. You may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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