Medicine containing pyrethrins is used to treat head, body, and pubic lice infections. This medicine is absorbed by the lice and destroys them by acting on their nervous systems. It does not affect humans in this way. The piperonyl butoxide is included to make the pyrethrins more effective in killing the lice. This combination medicine is known as a pediculicide.

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  • pyrethrum extract and piperonyl butoxide
  • Less common or rare:
    Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
    skin rash or infection
    sneezing (sudden attacks of)
    stuffy or runny nose
    wheezing or difficulty in breathing
  • (topical shampoo, topical kit, topical spray, topical liquid)