Lindane

Description

Lindane is a topical anti-parasite, which is used in the treatment of scabies and lice. This medicine should only be used when other medicines are ineffective.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lindane

  • Skin rash
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Hair loss
  • Headache
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Tingling and numbness of skin

Uses of Lindane

What is it prescribed for?

  • Scabies
  • Lice
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its effect is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to lindane.

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 a known history of uncontrolled seizure disorders.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Neurotoxicity

Lindane should be used with the 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 based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Lindane should be used only once. Hence, there is no possibility of missing a dose. Using this medicine more than once may cause serious life-threatening conditions.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Overdosing with this medicine may cause serious life-threatening conditions.
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

Amitriptyline

Ciprofloxacin

Ofloxacin

Disease interactions

Seizure disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of seizure disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use Lindane exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not use larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any side effects.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Lindane works by killing the lice and the eggs and mites of scabies.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical anti-infectives

Schedule

N/A

DailyMed - LINDANE- lindane lotion [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=ae63df5b-5334-4e9a-a255-d9ea1144b0ce

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

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00431

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

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

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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Aug 2017

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