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Consideratio n should be given, as part of the treatment program, to the high concentration of isopropyl alcohol in the vehicle.
Malathion, although a weaker cholinesterase inhibitor than some other organophosphates, may be expected to exhibit the same symptoms of cholinesterase depletion after accidental ingestion orally. If accidentall y swallowed, vomiting should be induced promptly or the stomach lavaged with 5% sodium bicarbonate solution.
Severe respiratory distress is the major and most serious symptom of organophosphate poisoning re quiring artificial respiration, and atropine may be needed to counteract the symptoms of cholinesterase depletion.
OVIDE Lotion is contraindicated for neonates and infants because their scalps are more permeable and may have increased absorption of malathion. OVIDE Lotion should also not be used on individuals known to be sensitive to malathion or any of the ingredients in the vehicle.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/27/2011
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