What is in this leaflet
Please readthis carefully before youuse your medicine.
This leafletprovides a summary of the information availableon your medicine.
If you haveany concerns about thismedicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.You may need to read itagain.
WhatA-Lices Lotion is used for and how it works:
A-Lices Lotion is used for the treatment of head lice, pubic lice andscabies. Itcontains
malathion which kills head lice,crablice andscabies mites
Before you useA-Lices Lotion
Do not use A-Lices Lotion if:
You are allergic to Malathion or to any of the other ingredients
Treating an infant less than 6 months old, except on medicaladvice
Before you start to use it
You must tellyour doctor or pharmacist ifyou:
are pregnant or breast-feeding
HowA-Lices Lotion is used
Follow all directions given to youbyyour doctor or pharmacist. Always check thelabel for
directionsonhow to take your medicine.
Your pharmacistwillhelp ifyouare not sure.
avoid the eyes
if you are ahealthcare professional in regular contact with this productyou should wear
this treatment is for external use only
this treatment should not be used formore than 3 weeks in arow
this treatment may affectpermed, coloured or bleached hair
Adults, Children and Infantsaged 6 months and over:
For head lice - Apply to dry hair and leave for 8-12 hours, thenwash off.Comb the hair whilst
wet to remove dead lice and eggs (nits). Do notuse conditioner or drywith a hair dryer either
after application of the lotion or afterwashing thelotion off.
Re-apply 5-10 days after the first application.
For pubic lice – Apply the lotion to entire skinsurface. Pay particular attention to thehair of
the pubic area and theadjacent body parts. Leave on for atleastonehour beforewashing
but preferably should beleft on overnight (8-12hours). Wash or bathe inthe usual manner.
For scabies- Apply the lotion to clean and dry skin of the whole body below the neck, paying
particular attention to thegenital areas, folds,creases and under the fingernails andleave for
24 hours, then wash off. Reapply to any areas washed during the 24 hours.
In adults it may not benecessary to apply above the neckbut children 6months to2years
old should have a thin layer of lotion applied to the scalp, face and ears, avoiding the eyes
The infection is clearedby treatmentbut itchingand rash may persist forup to 7 days.
A second applicationcanbe made after 7-10 days if necessary
Very rarelyskin irritation
In Case of Overdose
Immediately telephoneyour doctor of Poisons Information Centre (NewZealand 0800
POISON or 0800 764766), or go to the accident and emergency centre at your nearest
hospital,if you or anyone else swallows A-Lices Lotion.
Do not use any medicine after the expiry date stated on thepackaging.
Do not store above 30°C.
Store in the original package.
Keep it secure where children cannotreach it. Your medicine could harm them.
If you have any A-LicesLotion leftover, ask yourpharmacistwhat to dowith any that are left
A-Lices Lotion also contains water, citric fragrance, emulsifying wax, liquid paraffin,
chlorocrescol (preservative), glycerine, simethicone and sodium hydroxide as a buffer.
What to do if you want to know more
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
AFT Pharmaceuticals Limited
PO Box 33-203, Takapuna
Ph: 09 488 0232
Fax: 09 488 0234
Date of preparation: October 2009