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Lindane (Topical)

Brand Names : Kwell, Thionex, Hexit, PMS Lindane, gamma benzene hexachloride

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Pediculicide
  • Scabicide

Lindane (LIN-dane), formerly known as gamma benzene hexachloride, is an insecticide and is used to treat scabies and lice infestations.

Lindane cream and lotion are usually used to treat only scabies infestation. Lindane shampoo is used to treat only lice infestations.

Lindane is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the U.S. and some forms are available in Canada without a prescription in following dosage forms:

  • Cream (U.S. and Canada)
  • Lotion (U.S. and Canada)
  • Shampoo (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Kwell
  • Thionex

In Canada -

  • Hexit
  • PMS Lindane

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.

Another commonly used name for lindane is gamma benzene hexachloride .


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Lindane: Before Using

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