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benzyl alcohol (Rx)Brand and Other Names:Ulesfia

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

lotion

  • 5% (Ulesfia))

liquid

  • 10% (Zilactin)
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Lice, Pediculosis

Ulesfia: Apply lotion to dry hair, using enough to completely saturate hair & scalp, rinse off with water after 10 minutes

Repeat treatment in 7 days

Amount of Lotion Needed to Cover Scalp and Hair Completely

  • Hair length 0-2 inches: 4-6 ounces
  • Hair length 2-4 inches: 6-8 ounces
  • Hair length 4-8 inches: 8-12 ounces
  • Hair length 8-16 inches: 12-24 ounces
  • Hair length 16-22 inches: 24-32 ounces
  • Hair length >22 inches: 32-48 ounces

Cold Sores/Fever Blisters

Zilactin: Apply to affected area up to q6hr

Dosage Forms & Strengths

lotion

  • 5% (8oz)
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Lice, Pediculosis

<6 months: Do not use

>6 months (Ulesfia): Apply lotion to dry hair, using enough to completely saturate hair & scalp, rinse off with water after 10 minutes; repeat treatment in 7 days

Amount of Lotion Needed to Cover Scalp and Hair Completely

  • Hair length 0-2 inches: 4-6 ounces
  • Hair length 2-4 inches: 6-8 ounces
  • Hair length 4-8 inches: 8-12 ounces
  • Hair length 8-16 inches: 12-24 ounces
  • Hair length 16-22 inches: 24-32 ounces
  • Hair length >22 inches: 32-48 ounces

Cold Sores/Fever Blisters

< 2 years

  • Safety & efficacy not established

> 2 years

  • Zilactin: Apply to affected area up to q6hr
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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Application site irritation

Pruritus

Erythema

Application site anesthesia and hypoesthesia

Ocular irritation

Pain

Rash

Dermatitis

Dandruff

Exfoliation

Dryness

Rash

Thermal burn

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Warnings

Contraindications

None listed by manufacturer

Cautions

Not ovicidal

May cause contact dermatitis

Avoid in neonates

Avoid eye exposure

Use in children must be done under adult supervision

Safety of lotion not established in patients > 60 years

Gasping syndrome reported when used in neonates

If condition does not improve within 7 days or swelling or rash develops notify healthcare provider

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: B

Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown; use with caution

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Asphyxiates lice by obstructing respiratory spiracles

Pharmacokinetics

Absorption: Prolonged exposure (>30 min) may result in minimal absorption of the product (<3 mcg/mL)

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Formulary

FormularyPatient Discounts

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Tier Description
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4 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
5 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
6 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
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