FDA Approved: * December 17, 1981
Category: Scabies & Lice

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Lindane Overview

Lindane, also known as gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCH), gammaxene, Gammallin and sometimes incorrectly called benzene hexachloride (BHC),[2] is an organochlorine chemical and an isomer of hexachlorocyclohexane that has been used both as an agricultural insecticide and as a pharmaceutical treatment for lice and scabies.[3][4] Lindane is a neurotoxin that interferes with GABA neurotransmitter function by interacting with the GABAA recepto...

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Upper back scabs

Itching painful scabs developed about two months ago,i work as a live in caregiver to an elderly,im there 4 days q week 24 hours a day.when I come home,it seems like they get a little better.I sleep on the sofa at work,thought it might be bedbugs or allergy to material but I've been there for 2 years so IDK. ## OK,no one has ever had before,maybe this will help someone.i took a few pictures of my back and sent to my doctor.He said it looks like scabies and ordered a zpak and Lindane lotion.apply from neck down to the bottom of the feet.Hope you never have to go through this,wasnt fun. ## That would be odd, usually scabies covers the entire body from the neck down and it forms angular patterns that may resemble geometric shapes, or letters... and an antibiotic, such as the Z Pak is n...


where caught, how to get rid of them ## I used Dermisil, a non perscription cream and also a loquid I added to my bath water. Helped with the pain and also to dry them up. They also have a spray to use on the chairs U sit on and the carpet where you normally stand. ## Scabie is a mite, a type of skin lice, they are caught from other infection people. Treatment usually requires medications similar to those you would use to get rid of head lice. Your doctor can provide you with a prescription. Most commonly used is a lotion called Lindane: And yes, all clothing and bedding needs to be washed or sprayed, to prevent reinfestation. Do you have any other questions?


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Cream: 1%
  • Lotion: 1%
  • Shampoo: 1%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lindane: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 60432-833 Lindane 10 mg/ml Topical Lotion by Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 60432-834 Lindane 10 mg/ml Topical Shampoo by Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 61748-400 Lindane 10 mg/ml Topical Shampoo by Versapharm Incorporated
  • 61748-401 Lindane 10 mg/ml Topical Lotion by Versapharm Incorporated

Other drugs which contain Lindane or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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