What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Malathion?

(mal a THYE on)

• This medicine is used to treat lice.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid cigarette smoking.

• Avoid use of electric heat sources (blow dryer, curling iron).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Scalp irritation.

• Skin irritation.

• Short-term discomfort after use.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color;...