Lindane

1 What is Lindane?

Brand: Lindane

Generic: Lindane Lotion

Lindane is a topical drug used in the treatment of scabies (infestations of Sarcoptes scabies). This drug is available as a lotion containing lindane 10 milligrams in 1 milliliter.

Instructions:

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also use this drug at the same time each day.

This drug is to be applied to the skin only. Avoid using it in the face, groin, or underarms, or for diaper rash, unless told so by your doctor.

First, wash and dry your hand before applying. The affected area should be cleansed and dried. The medication should be applied as a thin film to be gently rubbed in, as instructed by your doctor. Avoid covering or wrapping the treated area. Wash your hands after use. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or mucous membranes. If contact occurs, rinse with plenty of water.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.

Interactions:

Lindane Lotion may interact with medications such as:

  • Body cream or ointment/oil
  • Certain antibiotics such as penicillins, imipenem, or quinolones such as:
    • Ciprofloxacin
  • Antidepressants such as:
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system such as:
    • Cyclosporine
    • Mycophenolate
    • or Tacrolimus
  • Isoniazid (INH)
  • Antimalarialssuch as:
    • Chloroquine
    • or Pyrimethamine
  • Meperidine
  • Methocarbamol
  • Phenothiazines such as:
    • Thioridazine
  • Sedatives such as:
    • Zolpidem
    • Temazepam
    • or Lorazepam
  • Theophylline

Side Effects:

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings:

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to lindane lotion
  • Poorly controlled seizure disorder
  • Previous use of lindane in the past few months
  • Other skin conditions such as psoriasis or dermatitis
  • HIV infection
  • History of serious head injury
  • History of seizures
  • Brain tumors
  • Severe liver disease
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Sudden stopping of regular alcohol or sedative use
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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