Abametapir (Xeglyze) is a prescription medicine used to get rid of head lice in people 6 months of age and older.
What are the uses of this medicine?
- This medicine is indicated for the topical treatment of head lice infestation in patients 6 months of age and older.
- This medicine should be used in the context of an overall lice management program:
- Wash (with hot water) or dry-clean all recently worn clothing, hats, used bedding and towels
- Wash personal care items such as combs, brushes, and hair clips in hot water
- Use a fine-tooth comb or special nit comb to remove dead lice and nits
How does this medicine work?
- Abametapir (5,5’-dimethyl 2,2’-bipyridinyl) is a metalloproteinase inhibitor.
- Metalloproteinases have a role in physiological processes critical to egg development and survival of lice.
Who Should Not Use this medicine ?
- Use is not recommended in pediatric patients under 6 months of age because of the potential for increased systemic absorption.
Is this medicine FDA approved?
- It was approved for use in the United States in 2020.
How should this medicine be used?
- For topical use only.
- Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
- Shake well before use.
- Apply XEGLYZE to dry hair in an amount sufficient (up to the full content of one bottle) to thoroughly coat the hair and scalp.
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- Massage XEGLYZE into the scalp and throughout the hair; leave on the hair and scalp for 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
- Treatment with XEGLYZE involves a single application.
- Discard any unused product.
- Do not flush contents down sink or toilet.
What are the dosage forms and brand names of this medicine?
This medicine is available in fallowing doasage form:
- As lotion Lotion, 0.74% [weight by weight]
This medicine is available in fallowing brand namesː
What side effects can this medication cause?
Common possible side effects of this medicine include:
- skin burning sensation
- contact dermatitis
- eye irritation
- hair color changes
What special precautions should I follow?
- Administer only under direct supervision of an adult.
- systemic exposure to benzyl alcohol has been associated with serious adverse reactions and death in neonates and low birth-weight infants.
- Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients below the age of 6 months have not been established.
What to do in case of emergency/overdose?
- Ingestion of benzyl alcohol in large quantities may result in gastrointestinal (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) and central nervous system (headache, ataxia, convulsions, coma) adverse reactions.
- Serious adverse reactions may include respiratory depression and death.
- If accidentally swallowed, advise the patient or the caregiver to call their Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Can this medicine be used in pregnancy?
- There are no available data on XEGLYZE use in pregnant women to evaluate for a drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse maternal or fetal outcomes.
Can this medicine be used in children?
- The safety and effectiveness of XEGLYZE have been established in pediatric patients 6 months of age and older.
- The safety and effectiveness of XEGLYZE have not been established in pediatric patients below the age of 6 months.
- XEGLYZE is not recommended in pediatric patients under 6 months of age.
What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?
- Store upright at room temperature, 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F), with allowable excursions between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).
- Do not refrigerate or freeze.
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