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)
Mechanism of Action
Gamma benzene hexachloride belongs to a class of drugs called ectoparasiticides. It works by killing the mite and lice
Scabies -Use at one time and repeat after 1 week if necessary. Apply cream or lotion with gentle massage from the neck to the toes. After 12 - 24 hours scrub well and wash thoroughly. Repeat after 1 week if needed
Pediculosis -Apply shampoo on the dry hair and on the affected and surrounding hairy areas. Thoroughly rub the shampoo and wait for 4 minutes. Then use small amount of water and lather for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean towel. After drying the hair, comb hair to remove nits. Repeat after 7 days if needed
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