Generic Name and Formulations:
Permethrin 1%; crm rinse.
Indications for NIX:
Treatment of head lice. Prophylaxis during epidemic (20% of an institutional population infested), or immediate household contacts.
Adults and Children:
<2 months: not recommended. Treatment: ≥2 months: apply to washed and towel-dried hair, saturating hair and scalp. Allow to remain on hair for 10 minutes, rinse. Remove nits with provided comb. Repeat after 7 days if living lice still observed. Wash or dryclean bedding and clothing appropriately. Prophylaxis: as above, except nit removal not required; retreat after 2 weeks.
Allergy to pyrethrins or chrysanthemums.
Avoid eyes. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.
Skin irritation, dyspnea.
Rinse (w. comb)—2oz
Family pack (w. comb)—2 x 2oz