Oral Ivermectin is more effective than topical malathion in difficult-to-treat head lice infestation

Levitt, Jacob
October 2011
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Education & Practice Edition;Oct2011, Vol. 96 Issue 8, p200
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on the effects of Oral Ivermectin and topical malathion in treating head lice infestation. It states that Oral Ivermectin may be a useful alternative to topical insecticidal treatment for patients whose previous topical treatment failed. Caution should be observed when resorting to Oral Ivermectin. The dose used in the study is twice that of the drug's prescribing information. Dose response can be tested in vitro and pharmacokinetics can be tested in vivo.


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