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General Information on Lindane

Generic Name : Lindane

Pronunciation : lin' dane

Latest prescription information about Lindane. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Scabicides and Pediculicides

Why is Lindane Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a scabicide, prescribed for infestations of scabies.  It kills the scabies mites and their eggs.

When should Lindane not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known uncontrolled seizures, infants and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Lindane?

Topical- Apply a thin layer over the affected skin from the neck down.

How should Lindane be taken?

It comes as a lotion to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lindane?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), seizures, head injury, brain tumor, liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Sexual partner of the patient should also be treated with this medication in order to avoid spreading or reinfection.
Wash your recently used bed sheets, pillow covers and dresses in hot water.
Do not touch other people's skin while using this medication.

What are the side effects of Lindane?

Dizziness, hair loss, skin inflammation, headache, pain, tingling, itching and hives.

What are the other precautions for Lindane?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Lindane?

Store it at room temperature. Keep away from children.

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Lindane is blackboxed in the US and should not be used on children or anyone under 110 pounds. There are many safer treatments available.

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