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Ulesfia

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/11/2020
Ulesfia Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Ulesfia?

Ulesfia (benzyl alcohol) Lotion for topical use is a pediculicide used to treat head lice, tiny insects that live on and irritate your scalp.

What Are Side Effects of Ulesfia?

Common side effects of Ulesfia Lotion include:

  • irritation,
  • itching,
  • redness,
  • tingling,
  • numbness,
  • dryness,
  • peeling, or
  • rash at the application site

Eye irritation may occur if Ulesfia Lotion gets into the eyes.

Dosage for Ulesfia

Additional Information

Apply a sufficient dose of Ulesfia Lotion to dry hair to completely saturate the scalp and hair; leave on for 10 minutes, then thoroughly rinse off with water. Repeat treatment after 7 days.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Ulesfia?

Ulesfia may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Ulesfia should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Ulesfia During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Our Ulesfia (benzyl alcohol) Lotion For topical use 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 signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

If the medicine gets in your eyes or on your skin, rinse with water. Call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging, itching, or irritation of the eyes or skin after rinsing.

Common side effects may include:

  • eye irritation; or
  • numbness or irritation after applying this medicine.

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 Ulesfia (Benzyl Alcohol Lotion for Topical Use)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Clinical Trials Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.

The rates of adverse reactions below were derived from two randomized, multi-center, vehicle-controlled clinical trials and one open-label study in subjects with head lice infestation.

Skin, scalp, and ocular irritation were monitored in the clinical trials. All subjects were queried about the presence of skin and scalp symptoms; the results are presented in Table 2.

Table 2: Monitored Adverse Reactions -Application Site Symptoms

EventULESFIA LotionVehicle
Application site Irritation2% (11/478)1% (2/336)
Application site anesthesia & hypoesthesia2% (10/478)0% (0/336)
Pain1% (5/478)0% (1/336)

The subset of subjects who did not have pruritus, erythema, edema or pyoderma of skin and scalp, or ocular irritation prior to treatment were assessed for these signs and symptoms after treatment; the results are presented in Table 3.

Table 3: Monitored Adverse Reactions -Pruritus, Erythema, Pyoderma and Ocular Irritation with Onset After Treatment

Signs/SymptomsULESFIA LotionVehicle
Pruritus12% (14/116)4% (3/67)
Erythema10% (32/309)9% (19/217)
Pyoderma7% (22/308)4% (10/230)
Ocular irritation6% (26/428)1% (3/313)

Other less common reactions (less than 1% but more than 0.1%) were, in decreasing order of incidence: application site dryness, application site excoriation, paraesthesia, application site dermatitis, excoriation, thermal burn, dandruff, erythema, rash, and skin exfoliation.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ulesfia (Benzyl Alcohol Lotion for Topical Use)

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

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