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Good Sense Lice killing shampoo, Step 1

Generic name: piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical [pye-PER-oh-nil-bue-TOX-ide-and-pye-REE-thrins-TOP-i-kal]
Brand names: A-200 Lice Treatment, Good Sense Lice Killing Shampoo, Step 1, Pronto Lice Kill System, R and C Lice Treatment Kit,… show all 17 brands
Topical antiseptics

What is Good Sense Lice Killing Shampoo Step 1?

Piperonyl butoxide is an insecticide chemical that prevents the breakdown of pyrethrins.The combination medicine Good Sense Lice-Killing Shampoo, Step 1 (for the skin), is used to treat lice.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for Good Sense Lice Killing Shampoo, Step 1.

Side effect of Good Sense Lice killing shampoo, Step 1

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek emergency medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.If you experience severe itching, stinging, or burning where the medication has been applied, call your doctor immediately.

Side effects that may occur from Good Sense Lice Killing Shampoo, Step 1, include:

  • Mild itching, burning, or stinging
  • mild skin rash;
  • Feeling of numbness, tingling, or a tingling sensation.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Contact the FDA by dialing 1-800-FDA-1088 in order to report side effects.


Please read all instructions listed on your medication's label or package carefully before taking. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, allergies, and medicines.

Before you take this drug

If you are allergic or have a reaction, you should not use Good Sense Lice-Killing Shampoo, Step 1.FDA pregnancy class C There is no information on whether Good Sense Lice-Killing Shampoo, Step 1, will harm an unborn child. If you plan to become pregnant or are already expecting, inform your physician.It has not been proven that this medication passes into breast milk. It's also unknown if this medication could harm a baby who was nursing. You should tell your doctor if a child is breastfed.

How to take Good Sense Lice Killing Shampoo, Step 1?

Do not alter the instructions on your prescription. Use this medication only as directed. Do not exceed the prescribed dosage or take it longer than necessary.Lice are contagious. It is possible that all household members will need to be treated. Sharing a hairbrush or comb with another person or wearing hats or headbands can spread lice. The disease can be transmitted by direct contact between people.Use the shampoo on dry hair. Shake well prior to use. Apply to the entire scalp, including the area behind the ears and the neck. Leave the shampoo on the hair for no more than 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Use the shampoo again within 7–10 days to kill any newly-hatched lice.Close your eyes while applying this medication to your hair. Use a towel or washcloth to cover your eyes when applying the medicine to your head. Avoid applying to eyebrows and eyelashes. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice lice in these areas.With a special comb, you will remove any eggs or nits from your hair shafts. Some lice products include a nit-comb. Ask your pharmacist for a comb if you don't have one. A regular fine-toothed comb may not remove nits effectively.Do not stop taking the medication before it is completely cleared. You may experience improvement in your symptoms before the infestation of lice is cleared. If your condition doesn't improve or your symptoms worsen while taking this medication, call your doctor.To avoid reinfection, wash all clothing and bedding, including hats, stuffed animals, hairbrushes, and combs, with hot water using a strong cleaner to remove mites or eggs. Use a lice-control spray on furniture, mattresses, and non-washable objects such as headphones, helmets, and sports gear. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice on how to disinfect your home.Keep the medication at room temperature, away from moisture and heat sources.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as you remember a missed dose, take it immediately.If your next scheduled dosage is approaching, skip the missed dose. You should not take extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 immediately if you suspect poisoning and get medical help immediately, or seek immediate attention by dialling 1 800-222-1222 for poison assistance or seeking immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor has not told you otherwise, do not use other skin or medication products in the same area that you are treating with Good Sense Lice Killing Step 1 Shampoo.Avoid getting the medication in your mouth, nose, eyes, or vagina. Rinse with water if this happens. Use Good Sense Lice Killing Shampoo, step 1, only on skin that is not sunburned or windburned. It should also not be used on dry, chapped skin, irritated skin, or broken skin.Do not come into close contact with anyone until the virus is cured. Avoid sharing hair combs and hair accessories. Also, avoid sharing clothing, bedding, pillows, hats, or other personal items.

Interaction with other drug

Piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins applied topically are unlikely to be affected by other drugs that you may take orally or even inject. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all medications you take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.