Lice Bedding Spray Side Effects

Generic Name: permethrin topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of permethrin topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Lice Bedding Spray.

Not all side effects for Lice Bedding Spray may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to permethrin topical: topical cream, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical spray

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by permethrin topical (the active ingredient contained in Lice Bedding Spray). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Some of the side effects that can occur with permethrin topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common or rare
  • Burning, itching, numbness, rash, redness, stinging, swelling, or tingling of the scalp

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to permethrin topical: topical cream, topical kit, topical lotion, topical solution, topical spray

Local

Local side effects have included mild and transient burning and stinging usually associated with the severity of infestation.

Dermatologic

Dermatological side effects have included pruritus (7%), erythema (1% to 2%), and rash (1% to 2%).

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included numbness and tingling (1% to 2%). Headache and dizziness have also been reported. Rare occurrences of seizure have been reported; however, an association with the use of permethrin topical (the active ingredient contained in Lice Bedding Spray) has not been confirmed.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea and/or vomiting.

General

General side effects have included fever.

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