malathion (Ovide)

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GENERIC NAME: malathion

BRAND NAME: Ovide

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES:

  • Malathion is used for treating people who have head lice and their eggs (Pediculus humanus capitis).

SIDE EFFECTS:

Common side effects of malathion include:

  • Skin irritation
  • Scalp irritation
  • Other side effects include:
  • Mild conjunctivitis from accidental eye contact
  • Possible serious side effects include:
  • Chemical burn (second degree burn)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/6/2016



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