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R and C Shampoo and Conditioner is a medication used to treat lice, which are tiny insects that can infest and irritate the scalp (head lice), the pubic area (crabs), or the body. The medication works by paralyzing and killing lice. It is a combination medication that contains two active ingredients: pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide.
Pyrethrins belong to the group of medications called insecticides. Pyrethrins are naturally occurring insecticides extracted from chrysanthemum plants. It works by paralyzing and killing lice. Piperonyl butoxide increases the amount of time that the product is effective for by preventing the breakdown of pyrethrin.
Use and Dosage
R and C Shampoo and Conditioner is for use on the outside of the body only. Avoid applying this drug to the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. If this product gets in these areas, rinse with plenty of water. If irritation occurs, tell your doctor promptly. Do not use any other product in your hair before using this product. It should be applied to dry hair.
Before using, shake the R&C Shampoo/Conditioner bottle well. Follow these steps:
- Use scissors to snip off the tip of the enclosed applicator cap.
- Unscrew the cap on the bottle and replace it with the applicator cap.
- Without applying any other hair products, apply the R&C shampoo/conditioner to dry hair. Thoroughly soak the hair and skin of the infested area and adjacent hairy areas with at least 25 ml of the product. For thicker and longer hair, use more than 25 ml. Apply the shampoo/conditioner close to the scalp, especially around the ears and the nape for head lice, and close to the skin of the infested area for crab lice.
- Leave the undiluted R&C Shampoo/Conditioner on the area for 10 minutes to kill the lice and penetrate the nits.
- After 10 minutes, add small amounts of water and work the shampoo/conditioner into the hair and skin until a lather forms.
- Rinse thoroughly with water, being careful to avoid getting the product in the eyes.
- To remove dead lice and eggs, use the enclosed nit comb following the instructions on the package insert. Apply a second treatment of R&C Shampoo/Conditioner 7-10 days after the first to kill any newly hatched nymphs.
Store the unused product by removing the applicator cap and replacing it with the original cap. Store the product at a temperature between 15°C and 25°C. Rinse the applicator cap and let it air dry.
Common Side Effects of R and C Shampoo and Conditioner (Piperonyl Butoxide/Pyrethrins - non-Rx):
- Abdominal cramps
- Difficulty breathing
- Red, irritated, itchy skin
- Swelling of the face and throat
Serious Side Effects of R and C Shampoo and Conditioner (Piperonyl Butoxide/Pyrethrins - non-Rx):
- Redness or swelling around the eyes
Forms and Strength
R and C Shampoo and Conditioner (Piperonyl Butoxide/Pyrethrins - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
R and C Shampoo and Conditioner: Shampoo&Contioner
- R and C Shampoo and Conditioner is for external use only and should not be taken orally.
- Keep it away from the eyes, mouth, and nose, as it may cause irritation or burning.
- Do not use it on broken or inflamed skin or on open wounds.
- People who are allergic to chrysanthemums, ragweed, or other flowers in the same family may be at a higher risk of an allergic reaction to the medication.
- Consult with a doctor or pharmacist before using R and C Shampoo and Conditioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking other medications.
- Some hair care products may cause allergic reactions or irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin or pre-existing conditions. Check the ingredients and do a patch test before using a new product.
- Some ingredients in hair care products may cause hair damage and breakage, such as sulfates, alcohol, and harsh chemicals. It is advisable to choose products that are formulated to be gentle on hair and scalp.
- Overuse of shampoo and conditioner can cause scalp irritation and strip the hair of natural oils. Use products in moderation and do not exceed the usage instructions.
- Hair care products may interact with other hair treatments or medications. Consult with a dermatologist or hair care professional if you are unsure about the compatibility of various products.
- If a particular product causes any adverse reactions, discontinue use, and seek medical advice if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Does R & Co shampoo have sulfates?
All our formulas are color-safe, heat and UV protective, vegan, cruelty and gluten-free, and without harmful ingredients such as parabens, sulfates (SLS or SLES), mineral oil and petrolatum.
At what age can you use R&C shampoo?
The safety and effectiveness of this medication have not been established for children under 2 years of age. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product on a child under 2 years of age.
It's important to purchase R and C Shampoo and Conditioner from verified Canadian pharmacy.