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FULL MARKS PHENOTHRIN LIQUID
NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Full Marks Phenothrin Liquid
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Phenothrin 0.5% w/w
For the treatment of head lice infestations.
Posology and method of administration
For topical external use only.
The source of infestation should be sought and treated.
Adults, the elderly and children aged 6 months and over:
Rub the emulsion into the scalp until all the hair and scalp are thoroughly
moistened. Leave the hair to dry naturally in a warm but well ventilated room.
After 12 hours, or the next day, if preferred, shampoo the hair in the normal
Rinse the hair and comb whilst wet to remove dead lice and eggs (nits) using a
Treatment should be repeated after 7 days.
Children under 6 months:
Under medical supervision only.
Known sensitivity to pyrethroid insecticides. Not to be used on infants less
than 6 months except on medical advice.
Special warnings and precautions for use
Avoid contact with the eyes. For external use only. Keep out of the reach of
children. If inadvertently swallowed, a doctor or casualty department should
be contacted at once.
Children under the age of six months should be treated under medical
When used by a school nurse or other health officer in the mass treatment of
large numbers of children, it is advisable that protective plastic or rubber
gloves be worn.
Continued prolonged treatment with this product should be avoided. It should
not be used more than once a week for more than three consecutive weeks.
The treatment may affect permed, pre-rinsed, bleached or coloured hair.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Pregnancy and lactation
No known effects in pregnancy and lactation. However, as with all medicines,
use with caution.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Very rarely skin irritation has been reported.
It is most unlikely that a toxic dose will be ingested. Treatment consists of
gastric lavage, assisted respiration and, if necessary in the event of massive
ingestion, administration of Atropine together with Pralidoxime.
Phenothrin is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide, highly effective against human
lice but with an exceptionally low mammalian toxicity.
Full Marks Phenothrin Liquid is applied topically to the affected area. A
pharmacokinetic study has shown absorption of the active constituent is
Preclinical safety data
List of excipients
Potassium Citrate EP
Citric Acid Monohydrate EP
Emulsifying Wax (Lanette Wax SX) BP
Methyl Hydroxybenzoate EP
Propyl Hydroxybenzoate EP
Perfume HT 52
Dimethyl Phthalate BP
Purified Water EP
Special precautions for storage
Store below 25°C and do not refrigerate
Nature and contents of container
Amber glass sirop bottle fitted with a polypropylene tamper evident lined cap
containing 50, 100 and 200m1 of product.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Special precautions for disposal
Shake the bottle before use.
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
SSL International plc
No 1 Old Park Lane
MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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