Citric Acid/Citronellyl Acetate/Isopropanol/Methyl Salicylate

Reviewed on 8/20/2021

What Is Citric Acid/Citronellyl Acetate/Isopropanol/Methyl Salicylate and How Does It Work?

Citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used to treat pediculosis (lice).

Citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate is available under the following different brand names: Lycelle Head Lice Removal Kit.
 

What Are the Dosages of Citric Acid/Citronellyl Acetate/Isopropanol/Methyl Salicylate?

Dosages of Citric Acid/Citronellyl Acetate/Isopropanol/Methyl Salicylate:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

  • Precombing topical gel – Follow package instructions

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Pediculosis (Lice)

  • Apply to dry hair a sufficient amount to wet scalp and hair, leave on 10 min, rinse, use a nit comb to remove lice and nits, and shampoo as usual

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Citric Acid/Citronellyl Acetate/Isopropanol/Methyl Salicylate?

Side effects of citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate include:

  • Irritation to skin, scalp and eyes
  • Contact allergic sensitization

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

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What Other Drugs Interact with Citric Acid/Citronellyl Acetate/Isopropanol/Methyl Salicylate?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Citric Acid/Citronellyl Acetate/Isopropanol/Methyl Salicylate? 

Warnings
 

This medication contains citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate. Do not take Lycelle Head Lice Removal Kit if you are allergic to citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate or any ingredients contained in this drug.


Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity to any components in the gel

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information is available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Citric Acid/Citronellyl Acetate/Isopropanol/Methyl Salicylate?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Citric Acid/Citronellyl Acetate/Isopropanol/Methyl Salicylate?”

Cautions

  • Avoid contact with eyes

Pregnancy and Lactation

The safety of citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate use during pregnancy is not established. Consult your doctor.

It is unknown if citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate is distributed in human breast milk. Consider the developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding along with the mother’s clinical need for citric acid/citronellyl acetate/isopropanol/methyl salicylate, and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from the drug or the underlying maternal condition.

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/lycelle-head-lice-removal-kit-citric-acid-citronellyl-acetate-isopropanol-methyl-salicylate-1000102

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