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Lycelle

Generic Name: (NIT ree-MOO-ver KIT)
Brand Name: Lycelle

Lycelle is used for:

Treating head lice. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Lycelle is a pediculicide. It works by killing and removing lice and their eggs.

Do NOT use Lycelle if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Lycelle

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

Before using Lycelle:

Some medical conditions may interact with Lycelle. 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 had an allergic reaction to a salicylate (eg, aspirin)
  • if you have any skin conditions or sensitivities

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

Ask your health care provider if Lycelle 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 Lycelle:

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

  • An extra patient leaflet is available with Lycelle. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
  • Lycelle is for external use only. Do not get Lycelle in the eyes. Keep eyes closed and protect them with a washcloth or towel while using Lycelle.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and immediately after using Lycelle. If someone else helps you apply Lycelle, that person should wash his or her hands with soap and water before and immediately after applying Lycelle.
  • Apply the medicine to dry hair. Apply enough of Lycelle to completely cover and saturate hair and scalp, especially the back of the head and neck.
  • Leave on hair for a full 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water. Safety of Lycelle has not been confirmed if left on the hair for longer than 30 minutes.
  • After you have rinsed your hair with water, shampoo and condition the hair, paying attention to the back of the head and neck while shampooing.
  • If live lice are observed after 7 to 10 days or more after the first application, treat hair and scalp a second time as directed by your doctor.
  • Head lice live on the scalp and lay small white eggs (nits) on the hair close to the scalp. For proper head lice management, remove eggs with the comb provided.
  • Throw away any medicine that is left after use.
  • All personal headgear, scarves, coats, and bed linen should be disinfected by machine washing in hot water and drying. Use the hot cycle of a dryer for at least 20 minutes.
  • Personal articles of clothing or bedding that cannot be washed or dried by machine may be dry cleaned, sealed in a plastic bag for a period of about 2 weeks, or sprayed with a product specifically designed for this purpose.
  • Personal combs and brushes may be disinfected by soaking in hot water above 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Thoroughly vacuum rooms, including furniture, of individuals infected with lice.
  • If you miss a dose of Lycelle, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor.

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

Important safety information:

  • Lycelle is for external use only. Do not get it in the eyes; irritation may occur. If Lycelle gets in your eyes, flush with water immediately. Contact your doctor if eye irritation persists.
  • Lycelle may be irritating to the skin and scalp. If irritation occurs, flush the area with water immediately.
  • Lycelle should be used with extreme caution in patients older than 60 years old; safety in these patients has not been confirmed.
  • Lycelle should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 2 years 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 Lycelle while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Lycelle, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Lycelle:

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; itching; mild burning, pain, or stinging; redness.

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); skin irritation.

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. Lycelle may be harmful if swallowed. If you or someone you know may have taken Lycelle by mouth, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Lycelle:

Store Lycelle at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lycelle out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Lycelle, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Lycelle 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 Lycelle 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 Lycelle. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Lycelle. 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 Lycelle.

Review Date: November 3, 2016

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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