Malathion

Administration

  • Type: Pediculicide
  • Dosage Forms:
  • Routes of Administration: Topical
  • Common Trade Names: Ovide

Adult Dosing

  • Apply to dry hair, leave in 8-12h and rinse

Pediatric Dosing

  • <6y: safety/efficacy not established
  • >6y: apply to dry hair, leave in 8-12h and rinse

Special Populations

Pregnancy Rating

  • Category B

Lactation risk

  • Safety unknown

Renal Dosing


Hepatic Dosing

Contraindications

  • Allergy to class/drug
  • Infants/neonates

Adverse Reactions

Serious

Common

  • Chemical burns, including 2nd degree burns
  • Skin/scalp irritation
  • Conjunctivitis (with accidental eye contact)
  • Stinging sensation
  • Contact hypersensitivity reaction

Pharmacology

  • Half-life:
  • Metabolism:
  • Excretion:

Mechanism of Action

  • Cholinesterase inhibitor

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