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what is the treatment for kwell (lindane) overdose?

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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
EMERGENCY ROOM: Kwells (lindane) (hyoscine hydrobromide) for prevention and control of travel sickness. Tablets melt in the mouth, absorption is very rapid. Contraindications: domperidone or metoclopramide, glaucoma, down’s syndrome, seizures, blockage of intestines, narrowing of the stomach outlet, ulcerative colitis, myasthenia gravis, fever, enlarged prostate.

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What is the typical dosage of lindane shampoo?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
1 oz: Usually one oz of 1% Lindane Shampoo is enough to cover the whole scalp.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What is lindane shampoo usually used for?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Lice: Lice and scabies.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What should I do if I overdose on lindane lotion?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Seek emergency care: Seek emergency medical attention immediately. Symptoms of overdose include tremors, agitation, excitation, seizures, and can possibly lead to death.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Who shouldn't use lindane shampoo or lindane lotion?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Pregnant or nursing: Lindane is age restricted .It is not safe for pregnant or nursing women and should not be used in small children. Scabies is treated safely with Elimite (permethrin) and head lice can be treated with other medications first.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What happens if I overdose on lindane?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Nerve problems.: It should be used once and repeated one week later only. If you have used it daily and do not have symptoms i would still recommend blood tests for evaluation of toxicity.

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