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Malathion (Topical)

Brand Names : Ovide

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

  • Pediculicide

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:

  • Lotion (U.S.)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Ovide

† Not commercially available in Canada.


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Malathion: Before Using

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