Sklice

(ivermectin)

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Treats head lice.

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Sklice (ivermectin) works great at treating head lice, but make sure to read and follow the directions carefully when using it.

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Quick facts about Sklice
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Sklice (ivermectin) only needs to be used once to treat your head lice; unlike other types of head lice medicines that require repeat treatment.
  • You don't have to use a comb to comb out lice eggs with this medication. You just put the lotion on your scalp and hair for 10 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.
  • Most people who use Sklice (ivermectin) don't have side effects.
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Downsides

  • Sklice (ivermectin) can’t be used on babies under 6 months old, and adults must help children put it on.
  • Sklice (ivermectin) is not available as a generic, so it is more expensive than other medicines used to treat head lice.
  • It might burn your skin and eyes, or make your skin dry.
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How it works

Sklice (ivermectin) is a topical antiparasitic medicine. It kills little bugs and their eggs on your scalp and hair by damaging the bugs' nerve and muscle cells so they can’t survive.

Quick facts about Sklice
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Head lice

Dosage forms

  • Lotion
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What to expect when you take Sklice (ivermectin) for Head lice

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  • Possible side effects
  • Red eyes
  • Skin burning
  • Dry skin
  • Dandruff
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Risks and Warnings for Sklice (ivermectin)

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  • Only put Sklice (ivermectin) on your scalp and hair. Don’t put it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina because it can burn these parts of your body. Wash your hands after using it so you don't get it on your clothes or other body parts.