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Contact the closest Poison Control Center in the event of suspected overdosage with Lindane Lotion. If accidental ingestion occurs, prompt gastric lavage should be instituted. However, since oils enhance absorption, saline cathartics for intestinal evacuation should be given rather than oil laxatives. If central nervous system (CNS) manifestations occur, they may be antagonized by the administration of pentobarbital, phenobarbital, or diazepam.
Lindane Lotion is contraindicated for premature infants because their skin may be more permeable than that of full term infants and their liver enzymes may not be sufficiently developed to metabolize Lindane.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/22/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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