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Lindane topical Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to lindane topical: topical cream, topical lotion, topical shampoo

Along with its needed effects, lindane topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking lindane topical:


After you stop using this medicine, it may still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, check with your doctor immediately if you notice the following side effects:

Serious side effects have resulted in patients using lindane. Sometime it has occurred even when used according to the labeled directions. Serious side effects have been reported following lindane use with repeat or prolonged use, but also in rare cases following a single application. You should discuss these possible effects with your doctor.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to lindane topical: topical liquid, topical lotion, topical shampoo

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Dizziness, seizures, other central nervous system stimulation

Postmarketing reports: Headache, paresthesia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Death

Postmarketing reports: Pain[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Irritant dermatitis

Postmarketing reports: Alopecia, dermatitis, pruritus, urticaria[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Lindane (lindane topical)." VersaPharm Inc, Marietta, GA.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.