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Gamascab 1% Cream

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Gamascab 1% Cream is an anti-parasite medicine. It is used to treat head lice and scabies, a condition where tiny insects infest and irritate your skin. It works by killing the mites and their eggs.

Your doctor or pharmacist will explain how to use Gamascab 1% Cream and how much you need. Read the instructions that come with the medicine to make sure you use it correctly. It is for external use only and always use gloves while using it, especially when applying to another person. You should apply it on dry and clean skin and do not cover the affected area with clothes. You should not use it if you have an open wound on the skin. In case of accidental contact with the eyes, mouth, or nose, wash it off immediately with plenty of water.

It may cause side effects such as itching, numbness, tingling or pricking sensation, headache, and dry skin, etc. Some people also experience hair loss and drowsiness. If any of these effects bother you then it is better to consult the doctor.

Before using it, you should inform the doctor if you are suffering from seizures or fits. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid using this medicine.

Uses of Gamascab Cream

Benefits of Gamascab Cream

In Scabies

Scabies is a condition caused by tiny insects called mites that infest and irritate your skin. Gamascab 1% Cream is an anti-parasite medicine. It works by paralyzing and killing the mites and their eggs. Generally, the cream should be applied to the whole body except the face but follow your doctor’s advice. It should be thoroughly washed off after 8-12 hours. Often one application is enough to treat the condition completely but sometimes a second one may be required a week later. This will get rid of the itching, swelling, and redness caused by mites. However, dead mites may still make you itch for some time.

In Head lice

Gamascab 1% Cream is an anti-parasite medicine. It works by killing the insects and their eggs (nits). It is normally effective in one or two applications and all family members should be treated. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse off. If you still see lice 7 days after your first treatment, apply it again in the same way. This medicine is a safe and effective way to get rid of the itching and irritation caused by lice.

Side effects of Gamascab Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gamascab

  • Hair loss
  • Rash
  • Erythematous rash
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Convulsion
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Numbness
  • Tremor

How to use Gamascab Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Gamascab Cream works

Gamascab 1% Cream is an antiparasitic medicines. It works by killing the tiny insects (mites) and their eggs, which cause scabies.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gamascab 1% Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gamascab 1% Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Do not use lindane to treat repeated scabies attack.
  • While applying the solution, make sure your hands are clean and dry.
  • Always use gloves made up of nitrile, sheer vinyl or latex with neoprene while applying the lotion, especially when applying to another person.
  • Avoid contact with other person, especially babies after applying the lotion on your body.
  • Do not cover the affected area of the skin with clothing.
  • Do not use lindane lotion within 1 hour of bathing or wet skin.
  • Do not apply lindane solution near your eyes. In case of contact with the eyes, immediately wash with water and if needed consult your doctor.
  • Do not apply more than the recommended amount of lindane lotion as it may be harmful.
  • Avoid if Patients is allergic to lindane or any other ingredients.
  • Avoid if patient is Pregnant or lactating women.
  • Avoid if Patients has broken, wounded skin or have open sores on the skin surface.
  • Do not take if Patients had seizures or fits in the past.
  • Do not take if Patients had used lindane solution in the past.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cyclohexyl Halide
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Suffering with heavy hair fall with head lice. Please advise to remove head lice and healthy hair growth
Dr. Amit Modi
Paediatrics
Hello, Some anti hair lice shampoo are available in the market you can use any of them. your chemist will guide you in selecting one.Ivermectin lotion, 0.5% was approved by the FDA in 2012 for treatment of head lice in persons 6 months of age and older.
No any lice but sticky so many lice eggs in hair From 6 months I have applied paramithn And all lice are gone but lice eggs still remain stuck to hair
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Pediculosis Capitis ( Head lice )Perlice 1 percent rinse for scalp wash once weekly for 4 weeks . Keep for 20 minutesTab Ivermectol 12 mg once weekly for 2 weeks
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FAQs

Q. Is Gamascab lotion available over-the-counter?

No. Gamascab is not available over-the-counter. It is sold only upon the prescription by a registered medical practitioner

Q. Does Gamascab kill scabies, lice eggs, and nits?

Yes. Gamascab does kill scabies, lice eggs and nits. However, if you do not see any effects, do not use Gamascab more than once and consult the doctor

Q. Is Gamascab lotion safe?

Gamascab is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as recommended doctor.

Q. What is Gamascab used for?

Gamascab is used to treat scabies and to relieve itching and skin irritation associated with sunburn, dry eczema (type of itchy skin rash), dermatitis (red and itchy skin), allergic rashes, hives, nettle rash, chickenpox, heat rashes, personal itching, insect bites and stings.

Q. How should Gamascab be applied?

You should remove all of the make-up. Wash your hands and the affected area and gently dry. Put a thin layer of Gamascab cream on the affected skin, using your fingertips. Apply it to the entire area affected by acne, not just each spot. Remember, it is important to wash your hands before and after applying Gamascab.

Q. Should Gamascab be left on overnight?

At the beginning of the treatment, Gamascab is usually used once daily in the evening. The area should not be washed after applying Gamascab. Leave it overnight unless you experience irritation. However, if you experience irritation, consult your doctor.

Q. What should prompt me to discontinue Gamascab?

If you experience severe local irritation, which means severe redness, dryness and itching and stinging/burning sensation, discontinue the medicine and consult the doctor.

Q. What precautions should be followed while applying Gamascab?

Use Gamascab only on your skin. Keep it away from your eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth and inside of the nose. If the medicine comes in contact with any of these areas, wash the affected area with water immediately. Avoid using Gamascab on scratched or eroded skin and open wounds. Take care when using Gamascab on sensitive areas of skin such as your neck. This is because Gamascab can make your skin more sensitive to the harmful effects of the sunlight. So, avoid the use of sunbeds/lamps and minimize the time you spend in the sun. You should use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while using Gamascab. Avoid contact with hair as Gamascab has strong bleaching properties. Consult your doctor for any other query related to Gamascab.

Q. How often should I apply Gamascab?

The initial dose is preferably once daily in the evening. Later, the doctor will gradually increase the dose to twice daily (most probably morning and evening) depending upon the requirement.

Q. How long does Gamascab take to show its effects?

You may see an improvement after 4-6 weeks of treatment. You may need to use this treatment for a longer duration to gain maximum benefit. Do not worry, this is normal for acne treatments. If your acne does not get better after 1 month or if it gets worse, talk to your doctor immediately.

Q. When can I apply moisturizer, before or after Gamascab?

You may apply moisturizer an hour after applying Gamascab. Consult your doctor in case of any doubt or concern.

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References

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