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Generic Name
Lindane (gamma benzene hexachloride)
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Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • topical agent for treatment of lice and scabies.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Absorption is minimal through the skin or mucous membranes.
  • Limited animal data but no teratogenic effects reported.
  • No adequate human data but suggested association with hypospadias during 1st trimester exposure and recommended to use the dryg not more than two times during pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data available but as minimal amounts are absorped after topical application, it is suggested to present insignificant risk to the nursing infants.
  • Other Trade Names
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