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MalathionAbout MalathionOrganophosphate compoundMechanism of Action of MalathionMalathion works by blocking the action of an enzyme in the parasite called cholinesterase. This enzyme is essential for the growth and survival of the parasite. By inactivating it, malathion disrupts vital metabolic processes in the parasites and ultimately leads to their death.Pharmacokinets of MalathionAbsorption: Absorbed through skin
Excretion: Excreted through urine
Onset of Action for MalathionN/ADuration of Action for MalathionN/AHalf Life of Malathion8 to 24 hrsSide Effects of Malathion1.Skin and scalp irritation
2.Mild conjunctivitis (if contact with the eyes)
3.Hair dryness and slight stinging or burning sensation
Contra-indications of MalathionHypersensitivity to the ingredientsSpecial Precautions while taking MalathionNot for ophthalmic use
Not to be used on broken skin or secondarily infected skin
Pregnancy Related InformationUse with cautionOld Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationUse with cautionChildren Related InformationNeonates and/or infants: ContraindicatedIndications for MalathionFor the eradication of head lice infestation.Interactions for MalathionN/ATypical Dosage for MalathionApply sufficient amount of lotion on dry hair to thoroughly wet the hair and scalp. Pay particular attention to back of the head and neck. Wash hands after application. Allow the hair to dry naturally without the use of electric heat source; and do not cover the hair. Remove by washing with non-medicated shampoo after 8-12 hr. Use a fine-toothed (nit) comb to remove dead lice and eggs. Second application may be repeated after 7-9 days if needed.Schedule of MalathionN/AStorage Requirements for MalathionStore at room temperature 20- 25?C (68- 77?F) in a tightly closed container.Commercially available Malathion preparations may contain alcohol and which is flammable; therefore should not be exposed to open flame or heat sources. Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of MalathionN/AEffects of Overdose of MalathionN/A
Home Delivery for Malathion in Your City
Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including malathion.
However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for malathion and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for malathion may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take malathion only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for malathion before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for malathion with the pharmacy.
Malathion is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for malathion might be better known than malathion itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have malathion in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for malathion.