You must read and follow all instructions before using Lindane Shampoo. Read the
information you get every time you or a family member get Lindane Shampoo. There
may be new information. Lindane Shampoo is a medicine that is used to treat lice.
It kills lice and their eggs. Lice are very small bugs that attach to the
skin on your head or pubic (crotch) area and lay eggs called nits in your hair.
Some people call crotch lice "crabs". Lice can cause severe itching. Lindane Shampoo
gets into the lice and the nits and kills them. It also goes through your
skin. Lindane Shampoo is used only after safer medicines have not made your lice
go away. The only time Lindane Shampoo is used first is when someone cannot
use safer medicines, which may include permethrin and crotamiton. If you have
any questions about Lindane Shampoo, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Lindane Shampoo
is a poison if you do not use it the right way. Lindane Shampoo goes through
your skin and can affect your brain and nerves. Lindane Shampoo can cause seizures,
also called convulsions, "fits" or epilepsy. Seizures and death can happen
in people who use Lindane Shampoo too much or too often. Seizures can happen
in some people even if they use Lindane Shampoo exactly as directed. If you or
a family member has a seizure while using Lindane Shampoo, get emergency help
right away. Do not use Lindane Shampoo unless You have lice and another medicine
did not work for you, or You cannot use other, safer medicines to treat your
lice. Do not use Lindane Shampoo more than 1 time to treat an attack of lice.
Do not use Lindane Shampoo to treat a second attack that comes soon after the first
episode. No one knows a safe time to reuse Lindane Shampoo. Even if you still
itch even after using Lindane Shampoo, do not use more or use it again. Lice
(bugs) can make you itch for some time even after all of the bugs are dead. Do
not use more Lindane Shampoo than your doctor tells you. Do not keep Lindane
Shampoo on your hair for more than 4 minutes. Do not put Lindane Shampoo in your
mouth because it is a poison if taken by mouth. If you get Lindane Shampoo in
your mouth or swallow Lindane Shampoo, call your area poison control center right
away and go get emergency help. Lindane Shampoo is mainly for adults and children
who weigh at least 110 pounds. If you weigh less than 110 pounds use Lindane
Shampoo only if your doctor thinks it is really needed. People who weigh less
than 110 pounds and the elderly have higher chances for side effects because
more Lindane may go through their skin. Do not use Lindane Shampoo if you do
not have lice. Lindane Shampoo does not stop you from getting lice. Lindane Shampoo
only kills the lice you already have, if you have or have ever had seizures,
also called convulsions, "fits" or epilepsy, especially if they have been hard
to control, if you have used Lindane Shampoo in the past few months. You should
see your doctor if you think that you need another treatment, unless it is
the only medicine you can use for lice, if you had a bad reaction to Lindane Shampoo
before. Do not use Lindane Shampoo again. DO NOT USE LINDANE SHAMPOO if you
have open sores or crusted (scabby) sores on the skin around your head and neck,
or lots of broken skin, if you need to treat a premature or young baby. More
of the applied Lindane can go through the skin of babies and go to their brains
where it can harm them, if you have scabies. These need a different medicine
that you use in a different way. DO NOT USE LINDANE SHAMPOO IFwhile you are breastfeeding.
Lindane Shampoo can get in your milk and may be fed to your baby.
Your baby may get sick. Ask your doctor for a safer medicine. If you use Lindane
Shampoo, pump your breast milk and throw the milk away for at least 24 hours
after using the medicine. During this time, feed your baby formula or breast milk
that you stored from before you used Lindane Lotion. DO NOT USE LINDANE SHAMPOO
if you are allergic to Lindane Shampoo or any of its ingredients. The active
ingredient is lindane. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including
prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Some medicines may increase your chances of having a seizure if you take
them while using Lindane Shampoo. Especially tell your doctor if you take medicines
called sedatives (drugs to help you sleep). If you are putting Lindane Shampoo
on another person, wear special gloves made of nitrile, latex with neoprene,
or sheer vinyl. Do not use natural latex gloves because more Lindane can go
through that kind of glove. Keep the gloves on until the Lindane Shampoo is washed
out of your hair. Wash your hands well when you are done. BEFORE APPLYING
LINDANE SHAMPOO ON YOUR HAIR, PLEASE make sure your hair and skin on your head
and neck DO NOT have any other shampoo, cream, or oil on it. Oils can make the
Lindane Shampoo go through your skin faster and may increase the risk of seizures.
After 4 minutes has passed, soap up or lather the Lindane Shampoo. Use a small
amount of warm water to do this. Hot water is not safe. Then wash the Lindane
Shampoo off your head. Again, use warm, but not hot water. Do not leave any
Lindane Shampoo on your head or hair. It will not kill more of the lice and may
continue to go through your skin and cause serious problems, such as seizures.
Dry your hair with a towel. Use a special comb called a nit comb or tweezers
to remove the dead nits (lice eggs) from your hair. Someone else will probably
have to do this for you. All recently worn clothing, underwear, pajamas, hats,
used sheets, pillowcases, and towels should be washed in very hot water or dry-cleaned.
Do not use Lindane Shampoo again. If you think you need to use it again,
you must check with your doctor to find out if and when it is most safe. Do
not get Lindane Shampoo in your eyes. If you do, rinse your eyes with water right
away. Get medical help if your eyes keep hurting. Do not get Lindane Shampoo
on your hands. Wear special gloves made of nitrile, latex with neoprene or sheer
vinyl. Do not use natural latex gloves. Wash your hands well when you are done.
If you are pregnant, do not use Lindane Shampoo unless you have talked to your
doctor about using it. Avoid putting Lindane Shampoo on others if you are pregnant.
See the special glove advice above if you have to put Lindane Shampoo
on others. Do not use oils on your skin or hair, just before or after using Lindane
Shampoo. Oils include oil-based hair products and conditioners.