Derbac M is a treatment for head lice and nits which can also be used to treat pubic lice and scabies. It can be used by anyone over the age of 6 months old, making it ideal for all the family. Derbac M does not contain alcohol, which may make it more suitable for those who suffer with asthma or eczema.
Head lice and their eggs (which are also known as nits) are a common problem that often affects young children. Head lice are tiny insects which cling to the hair, where they lay their eggs. If you have head lice, your scalp may feel itchy and you may be able to feel something moving in your hair. You may also be able to see the lice and nits in your hair.
Derbac M uses the active ingredient malathion, which kills head lice, nits, pubic lice and scabies mites. It blocks a natural enzyme in the nit or mite, stopping it from growing and leading to their death.
If you are treating head lice, apply enough Derbac M liquid to dry hair that no part of the scalp is left uncovered. Work the liquid into the hair with your fingers, making sure it is spread evenly from root to tip. Leave hair to dry naturally in a warm, well ventilated room. After 12 hours, shampoo the hair as you usually would, then rinse the hair and comb with a nit comb while wet. This should remove head lice and nits. Repeat treatment after 7 days if necessary.
For information about how to treat scabies or pubic lice using Derbac M, please see the patient information leaflet.
Derbac M is not suitable for use on children under the age of 6 months. Use Derbac M only on your skin and avoid getting into contact with eyes. Do not use this product on broken or infected skin. If you have asthma, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. Do not use Derbac M if you are allergic to Malathion or any of the other listed ingredients.
Like any medication, Derbac M can have side effects, although not everyone will ger them. These side effects include:
If you experience these or any other side effects, stop using Derbac M and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist immediately.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
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