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Ovide

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/27/2020
Ovide Side Effects Center

What Is Ovide?

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.

What Are Side Effects of Ovide?

Common side effects of Ovide Lotion include:

    burning, stinging, dry hair, scalp irritation, or a temporary increase in dandruff.

Dosage for Ovide

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Ovide?

Other drugs may interact with Ovide. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines you use.

Ovide During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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.

Additional Information

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.

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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)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Malathion has been shown to be irritating to the skin and scalp. Other adverse reactions reported are chemical burns including second-degree burns. Accidental contact with the eyes can result in mild conjunctivitis.

It is not known if Malathion Lotion has the potential to cause contact allergic sensitization.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ovide (Malathion)

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© Ovide Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Ovide Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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