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Generic Name: piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical (pi PER o neal bew TOX ide and pi RETH rins )
Brand Names: Pronto Shampoo Kit, Pronto Spray, Rid Pediculicide, Rid Pediculicide Spray, Rid Shampoo/Spray Kit, Tegrin-LT Lice Spray, Tegrin-LT Lice Treatment Kit, Tegrin-LT Shampoo, Triple X Pediculicide

What is piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical?

Piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins are pediculicides. These products affect the nervous system of parasites.

Piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical is used to treat lice.

Piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical?

Do not use piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical if you have an allergy to chrysanthemums or ragweed.. Do not take this medication by mouth. Do not apply this medication to the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Flush with water if you get medication on these areas. Do not use more of this medication than is directed. Using too much of this medication could be dangerous.

Avoid sexual or intimate contact with others until the infection has been cured. Also avoid sharing hair combs, hair accessories, hats, clothing, bed linens, and other articles of personal use. The infections are highly contagious. Treat others with whom you have sexual or other close contact, who are also infected.

To prevent reinfection, wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, hair brushes, and combs with a strong cleanser in hot water to remove any mites or eggs.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical?

Do not use piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical if you have an allergy to chrysanthemums or ragweed.. Do not use piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical if you have ever had an allergic reaction to piperonyl butoxide or pyrethrins. Piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. However, do not use piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. Piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins passes into breast milk, and it is not known whether piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical will harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical?

Use piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical exactly as directed by your doctor, or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Do not apply piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical to open cuts or wounds. Doing so could cause too much medication to be absorbed by the body, which could be dangerous.

Do not apply this medication to the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Flush with water if you get medication on these areas.

Contact your doctor if the eyebrows or eyelashes become infected with lice. Do not use this product on the eyebrows or eyelashes.

When using the shampoo or mousse, do not open the eyes when rinsing until the product is completely rinsed from the hair. A washcloth or towel should be used to protect the eyes when rinsing.

Do not use more of this medication than is directed. Using too much of this medication could be dangerous.

Avoid inhalation of the vapors from the mousse. Use in a well-ventilated area. Do not puncture or incinerate the can, the contents are under pressure.

To prevent reinfection, wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, hair brushes, or combs in hot water with a strong cleanser to remove any mites or eggs.

Store piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions regarding the proper use of piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

Symptoms of a piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical overdose are unknown.

What should I avoid while using piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical?

Avoid sexual or intimate contact with others until the infection has been cured. Also avoid sharing hair combs, hair accessories, hats, clothing, bed linens, and other articles of personal use. The infections are highly contagious. Treat others with whom you have sexual or other close contact, who are also infected.

Do not use more of this medication than is directed. Using too much of this medication could be dangerous.

Do not apply to open cuts or wounds. This could cause too much medication to be absorbed by the body, which could be dangerous.

Avoid inhalation of the vapors from the mousse. Use in a well-ventilated area.

What are the possible side effects of piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical?

Serious side effects are not expected to occur with the proper use of piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical. Stop using the medication and seek emergency medical attention if you experience a rare but serious allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives).

Some itching, burning or stinging, tingling, numbness, redness, swelling, or a rash may occur near the site of application.

Notify your doctor if the condition worsens, or if unusual itching, redness, swelling, burning, or a rash occurs.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical?

Do not apply other topical preparations to the affected area during treatment with piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has additional information about piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical written for health professionals that you may read.

What does my medication look like?

Piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical is available over-the-counter under several brand and generic names. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.

  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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