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Sklice Warnings and Precautions

If you are using Sklice to treat head lice, your healthcare provider needs to be aware of any skin conditions or allergies you might have. Also, there are precautions for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as there are warnings that Sklice may not be safe for use in these women. It is also important to keep this lotion away from your eyes, as it can cause irritation.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Sklice® (ivermectin lotion) if you have:
  • Any skin conditions
  • Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Precautions and Warnings With Sklice

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using this medicated lotion include the following:
  • Do not expect a child to be able to apply Sklice lotion without careful adult supervision. In fact, it is probably best if an adult does all of the application. With young children, be careful that they do not eat any of the lotion.
  • Make sure to keep Sklice away from the eyes, as it can cause irritation. If eye exposure occurs, immediately flush the eyes with water and contact your healthcare provider if eye irritation persists.
  • Sklice is a pregnancy Category C medication, meaning that it might not be safe to use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown. If you are pregnant, check with your healthcare provider before using this product (see Sklice and Pregnancy for more information).
  • The active ingredient in Sklice passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, check with your healthcare provider or your child's healthcare provider before using this lotion (see Sklice and Breastfeeding).
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