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Generic name: abametapir
Dosage form: Lotion
Drug class: Topical anti-infectives

Medically reviewed by Judith Stewart, BPharm. Last updated on Jul 8, 2024.

What is Xeglyze?

Xeglyze is a prescription medicine used to get rid of head lice in people 6 months of age and older.

After Xeglyze is rinsed off, a fine-tooth comb may be used to remove dead lice and nits from the hair and scalp. All personal items exposed to the hair or lice should be washed in hot water or dry-cleaned. See How do I stop the spread of lice? at the end of the Xeglyze Instructions for Use that comes with your prescription.

It is not known if Xeglyze is safe and effective in children under 6 months of age.


Xeglyze is for use on scalp hair and scalp only. Do not use Xeglyze in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.

Before using Xeglyze

Before you use Xeglyze, tell your healthcare provider if you or your child:

How should I use Xeglyze?

See the Instructions for Use that come with your prescription for detailed information about the right way to apply Xeglyze.

Xeglyze side effects

The most common side effects of Xeglyze include:

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Xeglyze?

Keep Xeglyze and all medicines out of reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of Xeglyze

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use this product for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give it to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. You can also ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in Xeglyze?

Active ingredient: abametapir

Inactive ingredients: benzyl alcohol, butylated hydroxytoluene, carbomer 980, light mineral oil, polysorbate 20, trolamine and water.

Further information

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