Brand Names : Ovide
Malathion (mal-a-THYE-on) belongs to the group of medicines known as
pediculicides (medicines that kill lice).
Malathion is applied to the hair and scalp to treat head lice infections.
It acts by killing both the lice and their eggs.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.