Here is information with regard to the ingredients and complications using Nix, an over the counter head lice remedy. Please be aware of the dangers.
Active Ingredients: Permethrin CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY© I would protect my child (or myself) and take a more effective, safer natural route:
Representative Names: Nix
What is permethrin lotion? (Back to top)
PERMETHRIN (Nix® Creme Rinse) is used to treat head lice infestations. It acts by destroying both the lice and their eggs. Permethrin is also used to treat pubic lice. Generic permethrin lotion is available.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? (Back to top)
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
•an unusual or allergic reaction to veterinary or household insecticides
•an unusual or allergic reaction to permethrin, other medicines, chrysanthemums, foods, dyes, or preservatives
•pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What drug(s) may interact with permethrin? (Back to top)
Tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are using any other prescription or nonprescription medicine that is to be applied to the hair and scalp. These may affect the way your medicine works.
What side effects may I notice from using permethrin? (Back to top)
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
•redness or mild swelling of the scalp
•stinging or burning
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Active Ingredients: Permethrin
I would protect my child (or myself) and take a more effective, safer natural route:
Taken from Collected Home and Herbal Remedies by Tony Isaacs