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Hedrin 4% Lotion

Hedrin 4% Lotion

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Treat Head Lice with Hedrin Lotion

Hedrin 4% Lotion is a skin-friendly, odourless suspension providing an easy solution to head lice that contains no organophosphates.

Buy Hedrin Lotion online today from The Independent Pharmacy without the hassle of a prescription and get your treatment delivered to you at home.

  • Suitable for age:2 months +
  • Maximum per order:3

Hedrin Summary

Type of medicineSilicone polymer
Works bySuffocating the lice
Active ingredientDimeticone
Effective within7 - 14 days
Pack size150ml
Common side effectsFlaking of the scalp, itching, irritation
ManufacturerThornton & Ross Ltd
Use with alcoholNo known issues

Hedrin 4% Lotion Information

  • What is Hedrin Lotion?

    Hedrin Lotion is applied directly to the scalp and hair for the fast and effective treatment of head lice. Each 150ml bottle should provide 2 treatments on short hair, but longer hair may require more solution.

    Each bottle contains the active ingredient dimethicone that can be used on even sensitive skin. It is suitable for children, adults and the elderly aged over 2 months.

    What is Hedrin Lotion used for?

    Hedrin Lotion is used to eliminate head lice, leaving your scalp feeling soothed and itch-free. The lotion is applied directly to the scalp and hair killing lice in just 8 hours. For best results wash and comb the hair after use and repeat the application after 7 days.

    How does Hedrin Lotion work?

    Hedrin Lotion contains the active ingredient dimethicone, which is a physical insecticide used to kill head lice.

    Physical insecticides work by coating the head lice in the solution which causes them to dehydrate and die. Because of the way Hedrin Lotion works, even after repeated uses head lice are unlikely to become resistant to the treatment.


  • Hedrin Lotion warnings

    • Keep hair away from naked flames and burning cigarettes, whilst being treated with Hedrin as treated hair can burn more easily.
    • For external use only, for the treatment of the scalp and hair.
    • If one family member is discovered to have head lice all people living under the same roof should be checked and treated at the same time.

    Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

    Hedrin Lotion & Pregnancy

    It is recommended that you speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    Current UK guidelines suggest that “wet combing” is the preferred method of head lice removal for pregnant women.

  • Hedrin Lotion dosage

    Hedrin Lotion is for external use on the scalp and hair. It can be used by children, adults and the elderly over the age of 2 months.

    1. Apply enough lotion to cover the entire scalp and massage into the lengths of the hair ensuring it is covered from root to tip.
    2. Allow the hair to dry naturally and leave for 8 hours or overnight.
    3. Wash the hair with shampoo, rinsing with water thoroughly.
    4. Repeat the application after 7 days to ensure that any eggs that have hatched are then removed.

    Before use please ensure you have read the directions of use thoroughly that are provided with the box.

  • Hedrin Lotion ingredients

    Each bottle of lotion contains the active ingredient: Dimethicone 4% w/w

    The other ingredient: Cyclomethicone. This substance evaporates after it is applied to leave the active ingredient to kill the lice.

  • Hedrin Lotion side effects

    If Hedrin Lotion is applied to broken skin, slight irritation may occur. Occasionally some people can experience flaking of the scalp, itching, irritation around the eyes and hair loss.

    If any of these symptoms occur you should wash the lotion off with shampoo straight away and speak to a doctor about other treatment options.

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