1 What is Ulesfia?

Brand: Ulesfia

Generic: Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5%

Ulesfia is a pediculucide medication, used to treat head lice infestation.

Read your medication guide and follow your doctor’s prescription at all times.

  • Apply Ulesfia for 2 succeeding treatments with a 1-week interval between each application per doctor’s prescription.
  • The dosage depends on your medical condition or treatment response. Do not adjust your dose without your doctor’s recommendation.
  • Massage Ulesfia on your hair and scalp. Let it stay on your hair for 10 minutes and rinse it after.
  • Close your eyes tightly or cover your eyes with a towel while applying Ulesfia on your hair.
  • Apply shampoo if you desire after Ulesfia treatment and comb your hair using a lice comb to get rid of the lice and knits.
  • Avoid this medication from getting in contact with your eyes, mouth, nose or vagina. If it gets in contact with the aforementioned body areas, rinse with water properly.

Inform your doctor immediately if your condition worsens or does not improve. Contact your doctor immediately if you missed the second dose or ask the pharmacist for more information.

Some drugs may interact with Ulsefia that may either lessen the beneficial effects or worsen the side effects of this pediculocide. Likewise, Ulesfia may make some drugs less efficient or intensify their side effects.

Make sure to inform your doctor about all other drugs you are currently taking or using (prescribed and non-prescribed medications including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products) to check for possible drug interaction with Ulesfia.

Never alter the dose of other medications while on Ulesfia neither stop nor start any medicine without the doctor’s recommendation.

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

Before using Ulesfia, tell your health care provider if you have/are:

  • Any allergies to any substance, food or medication, particularly to Ulesfia or any of its components
  • Any skin condition
  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or currently breastfeeding a baby (It is not known if Ulesfia can harm the unborn baby or if it passes through the breast milk that may harm the nursing child. The risks and benefits of using this medication during pregnancy must be discussed well with your doctor).