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    Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride

    Information about Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride

    Lindane/gamma benzene hexachloride uses

    Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride is used in the treatment of scabies and head lice.

    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.

    Common side effects of lindane/gamma benzene hexachloride

    Hair loss, Rash, Erythematous rash, Drowsiness, Headache, Dizziness, Convulsion, Itching, Dry skin, Tingling sensation, Numbness, Tremor, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Saleh Rifai
    BCMAS, Pharm.D
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    04 Jan 2019 | 05:06 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Lindane/Gamma Benzene Hexachloride

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)