Head lice happen. In fact, between 6 and 12 million children are infested with head lice in the US each year.1 If your child gets head lice, keep your head on straight – and talk with your health care provider about how prescription Sklice Lotion can help.
Sklice Lotion is FDAb approved as a 10-minute head lice treatment that can be used on children 6 months of age and older.
bFDA = Food and Drug Administration.
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.
It's a common misconception that head lice only happen to dirty kids. Actually, head lice spread through head-to-head contact.2,3 So, they can happen to anybody... clean kids, too.3 If head lice happen to your child, follow the steps in this helpful PDF.Download Your Head Lice Checklist ››
Sklice Lotion is a prescription medication for topical use on the hair and scalp only, for treatment of head lice in people 6 months of age and older.
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.
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.
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 Prescribing Information for Sklice Lotion.
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aQualifying patients are eligible for a maximum of 1 benefit. Depending on your out-of-pocket costs the benefit may vary. Pay no more than $25 for up to 1 prescription (maximum benefit is $100 off per prescription depending on your out-of-pocket costs). Sanofi Pasteur reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice.