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Ovide Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is malathion (Ovide)?
- What are the possible side effects of malathion (Ovide)?
- What is the most important information I should know about malathion (Ovide)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using malathion (Ovide)?
- How should I use malathion (Ovide)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ovide)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ovide)?
- What should I avoid while using malathion (Ovide)?
- What other drugs will affect malathion (Ovide)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ovide)?
Since malathion topical is usually needed only once, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule. Wait at least 7 days before using a second application.
What happens if I overdose (Ovide)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Malathion topical can be harmful if swallowed.
What should I avoid while using malathion (Ovide)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid sexual or intimate contact with others until your lice or scabies infection has cleared up. Avoid sharing hair brushes, combs, hair accessories, hats, clothing, bed linens, and other articles of personal use. Lice and scabies infections are highly contagious.
What other drugs will affect malathion (Ovide)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied malathion. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about malathion.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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