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Sklice® (ivermectin) Lotion, 0.5%

​​Sklice Lotion is a prescription head lice treatment approved by the FDA in 2012 and is intended for use in persons 6 months of age and older. It is a one-tube, one-time 10-minute head lice treatment applied to dry hair and the scalp and is considered safe and effective when used as directed with no nit combing. In clinical studies, Sklice Lotion was proven effective with a single application. Study subjects were advised to use up to one tube of Sklice Lotion sufficient to thoroughly coat dry hair and scalp. Approximately three quarters of patients had no live head lice 14 days after the one-time application.

Important Safety Information for Sklice Lotion:

Adjunctive Measures: 

Sklice Lotion should be used in the context of an overall lice management program:

  • Wash (in hot water) or dry-clean all recently worn clothing, hats, used bedding, and towels.

  • Wash personal care items such as combs, brushes, and hair clips in hot water.

A fine-tooth comb or special nit comb may be used to remove dead lice and nits.

Before Using Sklice Lotion, Tell Your Doctor If You or Your Child:

  • Have any skin conditions or sensitivities

  • Have any other medical conditions

  • 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. It is not known if Sklice Lotion passes into your breast milk.

Important Safety Information for Sklice Lotion:

To prevent accidental ingestion, adult supervision is required for pediatric application. Avoid contact with eyes.

The most common side effects from Sklice Lotion include eye redness or soreness, eye irritation, dandruff, dry skin, and burning sensation of the skin.

Talk with your doctor if you or your child  have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see the full Prescribin​g Information​​ for Sklice Lotion.