Cure for lice: warning

The Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) was informed by the French National Agency of Sanitary Safety (ANSES) about the improper use of certain medicines (particularly those con,taining fipronil) for veterinary used to treat pediculosis (lice infestation) in children. The FAMHP notes that cures for parasites, insecticides or acaricides for animals can never be used in humans. It is therefore necessary to ensure that the anti-lice products used in human medicine and especially in children, really are medicines authorised for human use.

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Last updated on 18/01/2013