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Overview

Uses of Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride

Uses of Cetrimide

Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride side effects

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

Cetrimide side effects

Common
  • Skin irritation

How to use Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How to use Cetrimide

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride works

Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride is an antiparasitic medicines. It works by killing the tiny insects (mites) and their eggs, which cause scabies.

How Cetrimide works

Cetrimide is an antiseptic which treats infection in the affected area and relieves irritation.

Hexab Emulsion related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Hexab Emulsion during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
It is not known whether Hexab Emulsion alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Hexab Emulsion in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
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Expert Advice

Related to Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride

  • 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.

Related to Cetrimide

  • Do not use cetrimide for a long period and repeatedly as it may cause allergic reactions.
  • Cetrimide is for topical use only. Avoid contact with mucous membrane such mouth, nose, ears, anus, or vagina.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop severe allergic reactions.
  • Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens after cetrimide application.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Related to Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride

Q. Is Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride lotion available over-the-counter?

No. Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride is not available over-the-counter. It is sold only upon the prescription by a registered medical practitioner

Q. Does Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride kill scabies, lice eggs, and nits?

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

Q. Is Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride lotion safe?

Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as recommended doctor.
Related to Cetrimide

Q. Is Cetrimide a preservative?

Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium preservative used to limit bacterial growth

Q. Is Cetrimide toxic?

Cetrimide is toxic to bacteria. Local application is non-toxic to humans. However, overdose or accidental oral intake may cause gastrointestinal irritation

Q. Is Cetrimide agar selective?

Cetrimide agar is a type of agar which allows selective isolation of pseudomonas aeruginosa

Q. What is Cetrimide cream/ solution?

Cetrimide cream is a cream for topical application for prevention of infection of cuts, grazes, insect bite, minor burns, wounds and scalds)

Q. How does Cetrimide kill bacteria?

Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium disinfectant having bactericidal activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.

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