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Ridped Lotion

(Ascaricide / Pediculicide )

 

Active Ingredient

Benzyl Benzoate .................. 25% w/v

 

Presentations

Bottles of 30ml and 60ml

 

Product Descriptions

White emulsion with a characteristic odour.

 

Pharmacology

When Benzyl Benzoate is absorbed by the lice and mites, it will destroy them by acting on their nervous system.

 

Indications

For the treatment of head lice and scabies.

 

Directions of Use

Adults and children above 12 years

Treatment for Head Lice:

1. Wash, rinse and dry the hair and scalp well before application.

2. Apply enough lotion by spreading with the fingers to thoroughly wet the hair and scalp.

3. Wash off 24 hours later with shampoo and warm water and dry with a clean towel.

4. Use a fine-toothed comb to remove any remaining nits (eggs) from the hair.

5. Check 7 days after the last application and repeat the treatment again if there is evidence of living lice.

 

Treatment for Scabies:

1. Take a hot bath, scrub and dry the skin well before application.

2. Apply enough lotion with a brush to cover the whole body, except the head and face and rub in well especially around wrists, ankles, armpits, buttocks, groin area, webs of the fingers and toes and under the nails.

3. Allow the lotion to dry and then put on clean clothing.

Wash off 24 hours later with warm water and soap then dry with a clean towel.

5. Repeat treatment after 5 days if there is evidence of living mites.

 

Children 2 - 12 years

DILUTE THE LOTION WITH AN EQUAL QUANTITY OF WATER BEFORE APPLICATION

All family members in close contact should be treated simultaneously to prevent infestation recurring.

 

Symptoms and Treatments of Overdose

When Benzyl Benzoate is ingested accidentally, it may cause agitation and convulsions.

 

Treatment should consist of gastric lavage (do not induce vomiting). An anti-convulsant should be given if necessary, otherwise treatment is symptomatic.

 

Contraindication

Do not use if hypersensitive to Benzyl Benzoate.

 

Precautions

FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. AVOID IN CONTACT WITH EYES, NOSE AND MOUTH. NOT TO BE TAKEN.

 

Do not apply on the inflamed skin (severe) and open wounds, such as cuts or sores on the skin or scalp as Benzyl benzoate may make the condition worse and the absorption may increase.

 

This lotion may cause some skin irritations. Test on a small area on the skin to see if the applied area has any burning sensation or become redden. If any of these effects happen, dilute the lotion with water before continuing the application. If these effects persist, wash off the lotion immediately.

 

Undesirable Effects

May occasionally cause skin irritation and temporary burning sensation. The unwanted effect may be more severe in sensitive people. If the effect is severe, wash off the lotion immediately.

 

Storage

Store below 25C.

Protect from light

Keep cap tightly closed after opening.

store away from food storage area.

Keep out of reach of children

 

Shelf Life

3 years from the date of manufacture

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