Ulesfia Warnings and Precautions

If you are using Ulesfia for treating head lice, it is important to understand some safety tips for how to effectively use this medicated lotion. Some of the warnings with Ulesfia include precautions against using it on a child under six months of age and the risk of getting the medicine in your eyes. Also, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain allergies.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Ulesfia® (benzyl alcohol lotion) if you have any:
 
  • Skin conditions
  • Allergies, including allergies 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 make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Specific Precautions and Warnings for Ulesfia

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using this medicine include:
 
  • This medication contains benzyl alcohol, an ingredient that can be very dangerous to newborns, particularly premature newborns. This medication is not approved for babies under the age of six months old. Never use Ulesfia on a newborn.
     
  • Make sure to keep Ulesfia 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.
     
  • Ulesfia should not be applied to the face. Wash your hands after applying it (unless you are treating your hands), and make sure to keep it out of the eyes.
     
  • Some people may be sensitive to this medication; it can cause rashes and allergic reactions.
     
  • Ulesfia is unlikely to interact with other medications (see Ulesfia Drug Interactions).
     
  • Ulesfia is a pregnancy Category B medication, meaning that it is probably safe to use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown. If you are pregnant, check with your healthcare provider before using Ulesfia (see Ulesfia and Pregnancy for more information).
     
  • It is unknown if Ulesfia passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, check with your healthcare provider (or your child's healthcare provider) before using Ulesfia (see Ulesfia and Breastfeeding).
     
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