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Gamma Benzene Hexachloride



Gamma benzene hexachloride is used for the treatment of pediculosis capitis (highly contagious infection caused by infestation with human head louse, which is usually very itchy) and scabies (itchy, highly contagious skin disease caused by an infestation by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei).

How it works

Gamma benzene hexachloride belongs to a class of drugs called ectoparasiticides. It works by killing the mite and lice. 

Common side effects

Nausea, Burning sensation, Dizziness, Hair loss, Headache, Skin irritation


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Expert advice

  • Avoid direct contact of lotion or shampoo with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Wear synthetic latex gloves during the application of lotion or shampoo.  
  • Inform your doctor if you have any other chronic skin disease such as dermatitis (inflammation of skin) or psoriasis (red, itchy, scaly patches over the skin). 
  • Inform your doctor if you have HIV/AIDS, history of head injury or liver dysfunction or unexplained weight loss. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Avoid exposure of medication applied on your skin to baby while breast feeding.
  • Feed your baby after 24 hours of lotion application as the drug is secreted through breast milk.
  • Do not take if allergic to gamma benzene hexachloride or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give to Premature neonates. 
  • Do not take if Patient have any history of uncontrolled fits (seizures) or any neurological disorders.  

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)