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Bactiscab 1 % Lotion

Manufactured byPrayas Pharmaceuticals
ContainsLindane
Description
Bactiscab 1 % Lotion is an effective anti-parasitic medicine that is used for the treatment of scabies, an infection caused by mites marked by intense itching in the affected area. It is also used to treat an infestation of lice, ticks, fleas, and mites on the scalp and the skin.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Bactiscab 1 % Lotion

  • Skin rash
  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Hair loss
  • Redness of skin and/or scalp
  • Tingling and numbness of skin

Uses of Bactiscab 1 % Lotion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Scabies
  • Lice manifestation
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its effect is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to Lindane or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Neonates and premature infants

This medicine is not recommended for use in neonates and premature infants due to the increased risk of serious and life-threatening reactions.

Uncontrolled seizure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with uncontrolled seizure disorders.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Neurotoxicity

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of neurotoxicity. It is advised to consult the doctor before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

External use only

This medicine is intended for external use only and should not be taken orally or applied onto cracked or wounded skin parts.

Not for application in the eyes

Avoid contact with the eyes while using this medicine. If some medicine accidentally enters the eyes, splash cold water into them and contact your doctor if any irritation or burning sensation is experienced.

Skin irritation

This medicine may cause skin irritation in some patients. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

This medicine is usually applied once and hence no dosing schedule is required.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Accidental swallowing or application into the eyes or nose of this medicine may also result in some serious side effects.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ciprofloxacin

Ofloxacin

Amitriptyline

Disease interactions

Seizure disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with seizure disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package leaflet. Do not use in larger or smaller quantities or for longer durations than recommended. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, or nose.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with some vital processes in the cell of the parasite resulting in lysis.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical anti-infectives

Schedule

OTC

Lindane [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 4 June 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Lindane

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2020 [cited 17 April 2020]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2003/006309lotionlbl.pdf

Lindane: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682651.html

Lindane - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00431
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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Jun 2020

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