1 What is Sklice?

Brand: Sklice

Generic: Ivermectin (Topical Route)

Sklice (topical) is used to treat head lice infestation and rosacea. Sklice (Ivermectin, 0.5%) lotion is used to treat head lice infestation in adults and children. 

Sklice is an antiparasitic medicine that kills parasites. Sklice lotion kills head lice.

Head lice infestation is a common health problem, especially in children, that cause intense itching and skin rash. 

Sklice require a prescription and must be used only with doctor’s instructions.

Another topical formulation of Ivermectin called Soolantra is a 1% skin cream indicated to treat rosacea in adult patients and should not be used if the doctor prescribed Sklice.

2 What to Know Before Using

If you previously experienced allergies to Sklice or other forms of Ivermectin, tell it to your doctor. You cannot use Sklice if you have allergies to it.

You must tell all your health conditions before using Sklice. The doctor needs to know if you have other skin conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis.

Tell the doctor all the medicines you take before receiving Sklice lotion. Although topical Sklice is unlikely to interact with other medicines, it can still occur.

Tell the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using Sklice lotion.

Sklice is highly contraindicated in pregnant patients because it can cause harm to unborn babies.

Do not breastfeed if you are using Sklice.

3 Proper Usage

Sklice lotion comes with an extra information leaflet. Make sure to understand this information before using Sklice. If you have questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Your health provider will teach you how to apply Sklice lotion. If the patient is a child, the adult must apply Sklice.

To use Sklice lotion for head lice, make sure the hair and scalp are completely dry. Start applying the lotion closest to the scalp and work it outward, especially if you have long hair. Rub throughout the hair, from scalp to tip. One tube is more than enough to completely cover the hair and the scalp. Once the hair and scalp are completely covered, leave the lotion to dry for 10 minutes (use a timer) and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Be careful not to apply Sklice to the eyes and mouth. Sklice lotion tube is single-use only and you must discard the unused portion. Wash hands after applying Sklice lotion. Sklice lotion is usually applied only once.

Note that treatment of head lice still require thorough washing and dry cleaning of clothing, hats and headgear, bedding, towels, hair accessories, combs and hair brushes.

If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the original dosing schedule. Do not use more Sklice lotion to make up for the missed dose.

Keep Sklice lotion away from the reach of children and pets.

4 Precautions to Take

Sklice can cause irritation if it goes to the eyes, mouth, nose, or vagina. If Sklice lotion goes to these areas, wash gently with water right away.

Do not swallow Sklice lotion. If ingestion occurs, call local poison hotlines and head to the emergency room right away.

Sklice lotion and other formulations of Ivermectin is highly contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

If you became pregnant or breastfeed while receiving Sklice, call the doctor right away.

5 Potential Side Effects

Call the doctor right away if you experience the following side effects while using Sklice lotion:

  • Severe allergic symptoms such as skin rash, hives, itching, swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue and throat
  • Persistent stinging, burning or painful sensation at the application site

Sklice lotion may cause the following minor side effects:

  • Mild skin irritation
  • Dandruff
  • Dry skin
  • Mild redness or soreness at the application site