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Pyrethrins and Piperonyl Butoxide (Topical)

Brand Names : A-200 Gel Concentrate, A-200 Shampoo Concentrate, Barc, Blue, Licetrol, Pronto Lice Killing Shampoo Kit, Pyrinyl, R & C, Rid, Tisit, Tisit Blue, Tisit Shampoo, Triple X

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

  • Pediculicide

Medicine containing pyrethrins (pye-REE-thrins) is used to treat head, body, and pubic lice infections. This medicine is absorbed by the lice and destroys them by acting on their nervous systems. It does not affect humans in this way. The piperonyl butoxide (pye-PEER-i-nil byoo-TOX-ide) is included to make the pyrethrins more effective in killing the lice. This combination medicine is known as a pediculicide (pe-DIK-yoo-li-side) .

This medicine is available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use of this medicine for your medical condition.

Pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide combination medicine is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Gel (U.S.)
  • Solution shampoo (U.S. and Canada)
  • Topical solution (U.S.)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • A-200 Gel Concentrate
  • A-200 Shampoo Concentrate
  • Barc
  • Blue
  • Licetrol
  • Pronto Lice Killing Shampoo Kit
  • Pyrinyl
  • R & C
  • Rid
  • Tisit
  • Tisit Blue
  • Tisit Shampoo
  • Triple X

In Canada -

  • R & C


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