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Medication information

Nyda 50% scalp lotion

This medication is typically used for the treatment of head lice.

Instructions

This medication is to be applied to the hair. To use:

  • apply to DRY hair;
  • work the medication into the hair;
  • leave on for 30 minutes;
  • use a lice comb to remove dead lice and nits;
  • letting the product dry for at least 8 hours;
  • rinse and shampoo.


Do not let this product come in contact with your eyes or lips. Do not apply it on skin that has been cut or scratched.

After treatment, comb your hair carefully with a fine comb to remove all nits. This is easier if the hair is wet. Thoroughly clean any materials and clothing, including hats and scarves that may have been in contact with the lice. Wash these items in warm water or have them dry-cleaned.

This medication is to be used once and then again 8 to 10 days later. Follow the instructions provided by your pharmacist. To avoid re-infection, thoroughly clean and vacuum the entire house. Wash the bedding and clothing of the person who has been treated. Also, wash all used bath towels and dry them in the dryer for at least 30 minutes.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • occasionally, it may cause stinging and/or itching;
  • when used, it may cause a temporary burning sensation.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

General notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.


It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.