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Generic name: ivermectin

What is Sklice?

Sklice Lotion is a prescription medicine for topical use on the hair and scalp only. Sklice Lotion is used to treat head lice in people 6 months of age and older.

It is not known if Sklice Lotion is safe and effective for children under 6 months of age.

What is the most important information I should know about Sklice?

For use on scalp hair and scalp only. Do not use Sklice Lotion in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Sklice?

Before you use Sklice Lotion, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you or your child:

  • have any skin conditions or sensitivities
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Sklice Lotion can harm your unborn baby
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Ivermectin has been found in breast milk when taken by mouth and may pass into breast milk after using Sklice Lotion. If you use Sklice Lotion and breastfeed your baby:
    • avoid accidental transfer of SKLICE Lotion to your breast to help prevent ingestion by your baby.
    • talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during treatment with Sklice Lotion.

How should I use Sklice?

  • See the detailed instructions for use that come with Sklice.
  • Use Sklice Lotion exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the treatment that is right for you.
  • Use Sklice Lotion when your hair is dry.
  • It is important to use enough Sklice Lotion to completely coat all of your hair and scalp. Leave Sklice Lotion on your hair and scalp for a full 10 minutes, and then rinse off with water.
  • You need to completely cover all the scalp and hair with lotion.
  • Children will need an adult to apply Sklice Lotion for them.
  • It is recommended to wait 24 hours before applying shampoo to hair and scalp.
  • Do not swallow Sklice Lotion. If swallowed, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
  • Do not get Sklice Lotion into your eyes. If Sklice Lotion gets in your eye, gently flush with water.
  • Wash your hands after applying Sklice Lotion.

When you complete your treatment with Sklice Lotion, do not use Sklice Lotion again without talking to your healthcare provider first.

What are the possible side effects of Sklice?

The most common side effects of Sklice Lotion include:

  • eye redness or soreness
  • eye irritation
  • dandruff
  • dry skin
  • burning sensation of the skin

These are not all the possible side effects of Sklice Lotion. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

General information about the safe and effective use of Sklice

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use Sklice Lotion for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Sklice Lotion to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. You can also ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about SKLICE Lotion that is written for health professionals.

How should I store Sklice?

  • Store Sklice Lotion at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Do not freeze Sklice Lotion.
  • Safely throw away any unused SKLICE Lotion.

Keep Sklice Lotion and all medicines out of reach of children.

What are the ingredients in Sklice?

Active ingredient: ivermectin

Inactive ingredients: water, olive oil, oleyl alcohol, Crodalan AWS, lanolin alcohol, cyclomethicone, shea butter, sodium citrate, sorbitan tristearate, methylparaben, propylparaben, and citric acid.

Source: National Library of Medicine. Last updated November 9, 2017.