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Lindane Lotion

Generic name: Lindane Lotion [ LIN-dane ]
Drug class: Topical anti-infectives


  • Seizures and deaths have happened after the use of lindane lotion many times or for a long time. Rarely, seizures and deaths have happened after one use of lindane lotion. Follow how to use very closely. Use lindane lotion only when you are not helped by some other drug or if you cannot use some other drug.
  • Do not use lindane lotion in premature infants, if you have certain skin problems like psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, or if you have ever had seizures. Use with caution in children, in older people, and in people who weigh less than 110 pounds (50 kilograms). The chance of seizures may be raised. Talk with your doctor.
  • You may have itching after using lindane lotion. This does not always mean the drug did not work. Talk to your doctor about what to do.

Uses of Lindane Lotion:

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Lindane Lotion?

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with lindane lotion.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take lindane lotion with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Lindane Lotion?

How is this medicine (Lindane Lotion) best taken?

Use lindane lotion as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

What are some other side effects of Lindane Lotion?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Lindane Lotion?

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