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Malathion - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Malathion

Generic Name : Malathion
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Malathion are provided here.
Pronunciation : mal-a-THYE-on
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Malathion, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
Therapeutic Classification : Insecticides

Trade Names/Brand Names of Malathion

International- Ovide.

Why is Malathion Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an insecticide, prescribed for head lice. It works by killing lice and their eggs.


When should Malathion not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in infants and in patients with known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Malathion?

Apply this lotion on dry hair in amount just sufficient to thoroughly wet the hair and scalp, allow it to dry, after 8 to 12 hours, rinse it thoroughly by using shampoo. Use a fine-toothed comb. Repeat the dose if needed after a week time.

How should Malathion be taken?

It comes as a lotion to apply over the hair.

What are the warnings and precautions for Malathion?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, skin infections, skin or scalp problems, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Wash your hands immediately after applying this medication.

What are the side effects of Malathion?

Burning, stinging, dry hair or a temporary increase in dandruff may occur.

What are the other precautions for Malathion?

Avoid contact with your eyes.

What are the storage conditions for Malathion?

Store it at room temperature (20 to 25C).

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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