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R and C Lice Treatment  Kit

Generic name: piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrins topical [pye-PER-oh-nil-bue-TOX-ide-and-pye-REE-thrones-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
Drug class:Topical antiseptic

What is R and C Lice Treatment Kit?

Piperonyl butoxide is an insecticide chemical that prevents the breakdown of pyrethrins.The R&C Skin Lice Treatment Kit is a combination of medicines used to treat lice.The R&C Lice Kit can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.

Side Effects of R and C Lice Treatment Kit

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.

Some of the common side effects associated with the R. and C. Lice treatment kit include:

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

There may be other side effects.Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Topical ivermectin, sodium chloride topical, topical permethrin, elimite, lindane topical, topical acetic acid, Nix Lice Control


You should read the entire label and package instructions before taking your medicine. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you may have, allergies and medications that you take.

Before you take this drug

If you have a ragweed or chrysanthemum allergy, you should not use the R & C Lice Treatment Kit.FDA pregnancy class C There is no information on whether the R and C lice treatment kit can harm an unborn child. If you plan to get pregnant or are already pregnant, tell your doctor.It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk.. It's also unknown if this medication could harm a baby who was nursing. You should tell your doctor if you're breastfeeding a child.

How to take R and C Lice Treatment Kit?

Do not alter the instructions on your prescription. Use this medication only as directedUse the dosage recommended and do not use more than that.Lice are contagious. It is possible that all household members will need to be treated. Sharing a comb or hairbrush can spread lice from one person to another. 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 nit 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, combs, and stuffed toys, in 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.Store the medication at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dosage if your next dose is scheduled soon.You should not take extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For poison assistance, call 1-800-222-1222 or get immediate medical help.

What should be avoided?

Do not use other skin or medication products in the area you are treating with the R&C Lice Treatment Kit unless you have been told to by your doctor.Avoid getting the medication in your mouth, nose, eyes, or vagina. Rinse with water if this happens. R and C Lices Treatment Kit should not be used on sunburned or windburned skin, as well as chapped, irritated, or broken skin.Do not come into close contact with anyone until they are 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 the medicines you take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.