Malathion Pharmacology


About Malathion
Organophosphate compound
Mechanism of Action of Malathion
Malathion 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 Malathion
Absorption: Absorbed through skin
Excretion: Excreted through urine
Onset of Action for Malathion
Duration of Action for Malathion
Half Life of Malathion
8 to 24 hrs
Side Effects of Malathion
1.Skin and scalp irritation
2.Mild conjunctivitis (if contact with the eyes)
3.Hair dryness and slight stinging or burning sensation
Contra-indications of Malathion
Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
Special Precautions while taking Malathion
Not for ophthalmic use
Not to be used on broken skin or secondarily infected skin
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Neonates and/or infants: Contraindicated
Indications for Malathion
For the eradication of head lice infestation.
Interactions for Malathion
Typical Dosage for Malathion
Apply 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 Malathion
Storage Requirements for Malathion
Store 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 Malathion
Effects of Overdose of Malathion

Home Delivery for Malathion in Your City

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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.