FDA Approves ParaPRO Natroba for Safe Head Lice Treatment

Head lice, body lice and pubic lice (crabs) embody one of the biggest parenting fears. Different head lice treatments have been marketed; but many, like Lindane (Hexachlorocyclohexane or HCH) have proved too toxic for general use.The FDA just approved ParaPRO's Natroba for head lice treatment. Natroba, or spinosad, is a topical suspension treatment utilizing benzyl alcohol to kill lice. Natroba will be available by prescription initially, but may be sold over-the-counter at some point. Natroba should not be used in children under four years of age and especially not on infants. Read more

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