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Last reviewed on RxList: 6/20/2017
Ovide Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/20/2017

Ovide (malathion) Lotion is a topical (for the skin) anti-parasite medication (pediculicide) used to treat head lice. Ovide Lotion is available in generic form. Common side effects of Ovide Lotion include burning, stinging, dry hair, scalp irritation, or a temporary increase in dandruff.

Apply a dose of Ovide Lotion on dry hair in an amount just sufficient to thoroughly wet the hair and scalp. Allow hair to dry naturally and keep uncovered. Shampoo hair after 8 to 12 hours, rinse and use a fine-toothed (nit) comb to remove dead lice and eggs. Do not apply other topical preparations to the hair and scalp during treatment with Ovide, unless directed by your doctor. Other drugs may interact with Ovide. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines you use. During pregnancy, Ovide should be used only when prescribed. If pregnant and applying Ovide on another person, handle it with care. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Ovide (malathion) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ovide Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging, burning, or irritation of your scalp that will not go away.

Less serious side effects may include mild stinging or scalp irritation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Ovide (Malathion)

Ovide Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Malathion has been shown to be irritating to the skin and scalp. Other adverse reactions reported ar e chemical burns including second-degree burns. Accidental contact with the eyes can result in mild conjun ctivitis. It is not known if OVIDE Lotion has the potential to cause contact allergic sensitization.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ovide (Malathion)

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