When applying this medication, you should use a towel to protect your eyes and to prevent your clothes from getting wet. Apply the product to dry hair and massage it into the hair until the scalp is thoroughly wet with the product. Make sure that you fully cover the hair at the sides of the head and at the back of the neck. Also make sure that the entire scalp and hair (from roots to ends) are fully covered with the product.
After applying, keep the product on for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and, if you wish, wash your hair. If desired, you can remove nits and lice with a fine tooth comb after rinsing.
Carefully inspect all family members daily between treatments and for at least 2 weeks after treatment.
You should repeat the application again in 7 days to make sure that any newly hatched lice are killed.
The following are approximate dosages for one application for adults and children over 4 years old:
- short hair: 30 mL to 60 mL
- shoulder length hair: 60 mL to 90 mL
- long hair: 90 mL to 120 mL
Since lice infestations are spread through contact, you should make sure that your family members and sexual partner(s) are examined for lice infestation. If they are infested, they should speak to their doctor or pharmacist immediately about using this product. Also notify your child's school, daycare, or other people who have been in close contact.
To prevent reinfestation, contaminated items such as bedding, clothing, towels, and hats should be washed in hot water and dried in the dryer using the hot cycle for at least 20 minutes. If items cannot be washed and dried this way, dry-clean them or seal them in a plastic bag for 2 weeks and wash normally. Combs and brushes should be soaked in hot water above 54°C or in undiluted product for 5 to 10 minutes and rinsed with hot water. Mattresses that have been used by an infested person should not be used for 48 hours.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor or pharmacist has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important that this medication be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.
Store this medication at room temperature and away from direct sunlight. Keep it out of the reach of children and any open flame. Do not smoke when using this product.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.