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why can person with down's syndrome not take kwell (lindane) travel sickness tablets?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Kwells (lindane) active ingred: Int is scopolamine, commonly prescribed in the united kingdom for motion sickness. For adults, a 300 µg tablet is swallowed. For children ages 4 to 10, a 150 mg tablet is sucked, chewed, or swallowed. Drugs.com states that people affected with Down syndrome may have an abnormal increase in pupillary dilation and acceleration of heart rate. Tthere a long list of other medical conditions in which this medication should be avoided.
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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I would ask your PCP for a substitute similar to scopolamine called hyoscyamine. We used to give it to babies with colic although apparently it was never proven to help. The infant dose is 0.125 µg. In my family I use the same goes for kids and adultsin sublingual form, called generic Levsin. One under the tongue usually does the trick as soon as symptoms occur.this minimizes the dosageand avoids the sleepiness of the antihistamines.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is there a safer alternative to lindane?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes but: There are several alternatives to using lindane, per the fda, to treat scabies and lice such as crotamiton cream & lotion, peremethrin cream & rinse, used for head and pubic lice, and Malathion lotion. These medications are recommended before patients are prescribed lindane.Is there a safer alternative to lindane? All scabicides are pesticides and must be used with caution.
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Are there neurological effects from using lindane?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Rarely: If used in a very small child if overdosed. In common use it does not oocur.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the typical dosage of lindane lotion?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
1 oz for scalp: One oz is enough, covering the whole scalp.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are some contraindications of lindane?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
A few: It should not be used in premature babies and people who have seizures.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is lindane lotion usually used for?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Scabies, lice: Lindane is now a second line treatment for scabies caused by a mite or lice. First line is Elimite (permethrin) which is safer and very effective.

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