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Ivermectin lotion

Pronunciation

Generic Name: ivermectin (EYE-ver-MEK-tin)
Brand Name: Sklice

Ivermectin lotion is used for:

Treating head lice.

Ivermectin lotion is a pediculicide lotion. It works by killing lice.

Do NOT use ivermectin lotion if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in ivermectin lotion

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using ivermectin lotion:

Some medical conditions may interact with ivermectin lotion. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a history of skin conditions (eg, psoriasis, dermatitis) or sensitive skin

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with ivermectin lotion. Because little, if any, of ivermectin lotion is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if ivermectin lotion may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use ivermectin lotion:

Use ivermectin lotion as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • An extra patient leaflet and instructions for use is available with ivermectin lotion. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
  • Be sure you understand how to use ivermectin lotion. Ask your health care provider if you have questions or if you are unsure how to use it.
  • If the patient is a child, an adult should apply ivermectin lotion.
  • Your hair and scalp should be completely dry before you apply ivermectin lotion.
  • Apply ivermectin lotion directly to dry hair, starting with the hair closest to the scalp. Work it outward, toward the ends of your hair. Use enough medicine to completely cover the hair and scalp (up to 1 tube).
  • Rub ivermectin lotion throughout your hair. Be sure that each hair is coated with medicine from the scalp to the tip.
  • After ivermectin lotion is applied, leave it on your hair and scalp for 10 minutes (use a timer or clock).
  • After 10 minutes, completely rinse ivermectin lotion using only water.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using ivermectin lotion.
  • Ivermectin lotion is for a single use only. Throw away the tube and any unused medicine out of reach of children and away from pets.
  • Only one dose of ivermectin lotion is required. If you forget to use ivermectin lotion, use it as soon as you remember.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use ivermectin lotion.

Important safety information:

  • Do not get ivermectin lotion in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not get it in your vagina. If you get ivermectin lotion in any of these areas, gently flush them with water.
  • Do not use more than the recommended dose or for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Wash all recently worn clothing and bedding in very hot water (150 degrees F) and tumble dry for 20 minutes.
  • Do not share combs, brushes, hats, or any other hair-related personal items with anyone else.
  • Ivermectin lotion may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
  • Ivermectin lotion should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 6 months old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using ivermectin lotion while you are pregnant. It is not known if ivermectin lotion is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use ivermectin lotion, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of ivermectin lotion:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dandruff; dry skin; eye redness, soreness, or irritation; mild burning at the application site.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe or persistent burning or stinging at the application site.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Ivermectin lotion may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of ivermectin lotion:

Store ivermectin lotion between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep ivermectin lotion out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about ivermectin lotion, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Ivermectin lotion is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take ivermectin lotion or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about ivermectin lotion. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to ivermectin lotion. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using ivermectin lotion.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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