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Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane)

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) Information

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) Benefits & Uses

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) is used to treat the following -

  1. Scabies Primary
  2. Head Lice Primary

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane)

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane)

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) is used -

  1. Itching or burning
  2. Dry Skin
  3. Paresthesia
  4. Urticaria
  5. Hair Loss Mild
  6. Headache Mild
  7. Rash

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) Related Warnings

Is the use of Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) safe for pregnant women?

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) safe during breastfeeding?

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane), discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane).

Moderate

What is the effect of Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) on the Kidneys?

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) on the Liver?

The liver can be affected by Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane). If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) only after medical advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) on the Heart?

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) with Other Drugs

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Drug Allergy
  2. Epilepsy

Frequently asked Questions about Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane)

Is this Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) habit forming or addictive?

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) is not addictive in nature.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

Safe

Is it safe?

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) in mental disorders is not effective.

No

Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane)

There is no information on the effects of taking Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane)

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Gamma Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane) with alcohol will be.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lindane (LIHN-dane) Lotion
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lindane Shampoo
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