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Kwellada-P lotion is a topical medication used to treat head lice and crabs (pubic lice). It contains an active ingredient called 5% permethrin. Permethrin belongs to a group of medications called synthetic pyrethroids, which are insecticides.
Permethrin 5% works by paralyzing mites that cause scabies, killing them and their eggs. It works to get rid of scabies infestation, but skin itching may take 2 to 4 weeks to disappear after treatment.
Use and Dosage
Kwellada P Lotion should be applied to the affected area of the scalp or skin and left on for a specific amount of time as directed by a healthcare professional or pharmacist.
To use Kwellada-P lotion, follow these steps:
- Wash your hair or affected area with a non-conditioning shampoo and towel dry.
- Apply enough lotion to coat the hair or affected area and leave it on for 10 minutes.
- Rinse the lotion out with warm water.
- Comb through your hair with a fine-toothed comb to remove dead lice and nits (lice eggs).
- Repeat the treatment 7-10 days later if necessary.
- Do not use it more than once a week.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor or pharmacist has not recommended it.
Common Side Effects of Kwellada P Lotion (Permethrin - non-Rx):
- Mild burning or stinging
- Redness, numbness, tingling, or rash
Forms and Strength
Kwellada P Lotion (Permethrin - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Kwellada P Lotion: Lotion
- Accidental ingestion should be immediately reported to a healthcare provider.
- Avoid contact with clothing, bedding, or other fabrics until the hair is completely dry after using the product.
- Care should be taken not to get the product in the eyes or mouth.
- Do not use it if the scalp is irritated or infected.
- Do not use it on newborns or infants.
- Kwellada P Lotion skin irritation or allergic reaction occurs, discontinue use, and consult a healthcare provider.
- Kwellada P Lotion can be harmful if swallowed, and accidental ingestion should be immediately reported to a healthcare provider.
- Kwellada P Lotion may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions, and the product should be discontinued if such reactions occur.
- It may cause temporary scalp tingling, burning, or stinging.
- Kwellada may interact with certain medications or medical conditions, inform the healthcare provider of any other medical conditions or medications being taken.
- Kwellada P Lotion should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding without medical advice.
- It should only be used once every 7 to 10 days, and not more frequently without medical advice.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Kwellada-P lotion be used for rosacea?
No, Kwellada-P lotion is not indicated for the treatment of rosacea. It is specifically designed to treat head lice and crabs.
Is Kwellada-P lotion safe to use?
For most people, Kwellada-P lotion is safe to use when used as directed. However, as with any medication, some people may experience side effects. These can include skin irritation, itching, redness, and burning. If you experience severe side effects or an allergic reaction, stop using the medication and seek medical attention immediately.
What should I do if I experience side effects from using Kwellada P Lotion?
If you experience any side effects while using Kwellada P Lotion, such as itching, redness, or irritation, you should contact your healthcare professional or pharmacist for guidance.
It's important to purchase Kwellada P Lotion from verified Canadian pharmacy.