1. What Lyclear Creme Rinse is and what it is used for
Lyclear Creme Rinse is used as a treatment to get rid of head lice and their eggs. It
contains the ingredient permethrin which belongs to a group of medicines called
pyrethroids which kill insects such as head lice.
Lyclear Creme Rinse is for use on adults and children over 6 months of age.
2. Before you use Lyclear Creme Rinse
Do not use this medicine if:
• You are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients of Lyclear Creme Rinse
(see section 6) or to other pyrethroids or pyrethrins.
Take special care with Lyclear Creme Rinse
If you are a healthcare worker who regularly uses Lyclear Creme Rinse on patients,
you should consider wearing gloves to avoid possible irritation to your hands.
If you have asthma - Lyclear Creme Rinse may be used normally, however talk to
your doctor or pharmacist before commencing treatment if you have any particular
If the child is less than six months old the treatment should only be carried out
having been given medical advice.
Coloured or permed hair: There have been some extremely rare complaints about
this product’s affect on permed or coloured hair but it has not been studied. It is
therefore a good idea to apply Lyclear to a small section of hair before treating the
entire head if you colour or perm your hair.
If a child is doing their own treatment with Lyclear, it should be under adult
supervision. There is no reason to change your normal hair washing routines following treatment.
Taking other medicines
Lyclear Creme Rinse is not known to interact with any medicines.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
As with all medicines, if you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult your
doctor before using Lyclear Creme Rinse.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Lyclear
Lyclear Creme Rinse contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E216) and Sunset Yellow (E110) which may cause
allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
Propylene glycol and cetyl alcohol may cause skin irritations such as
The active ingredient of Lyclear Creme Rinse (permethrin) is not affected by
chlorine in swimming pools, so normal swimming activities may continue
3. How to use Lyclear Creme Rinse
Not to be swallowed. For external use only.
Lyclear Creme Rinse should not irritate the eyes but it is best to, avoid it
coming into contact with the eyes. Rinse with plenty of cold water
immediately should this happen.
1. Shampoo the hair with a mild shampoo.
Do not use combined shampooconditioner
or a medicated shampoo.
Rinse thoroughly and towel dry so that
the hair remains damp.
2. Alter shaking the bottle thoroughly,
apply sufficient Lyclear Creme Rinse to
saturate the hair, roots and scalp. Work
methodically through the hair and
remember to pay particular attention to
the areas behind the ears and around
the nape of the neck. For the majority
of individuals all of the contents of this
pack will be required to ensure that the
hair and scalp are well saturated.
3. Leave Lyclear Creme Rinse on the hair
for 10 minutes. An application for longer
than 10 minutes will not give better
results, but a full 10 minutes is required
4. Rinse thoroughly with water. After the
final rinse and while the hair is still wet,
use the comb provided in the pack to
remove the lice and eggs. Comb the hair
in sections from the roots and work over
the whole head in this way. Normal hair
drying routines can then be followed.
One bottle of Lyclear Creme Rinse is usually sufficient to treat one person with
shoulder length hair of average thickness, a little more may be required if the
person’s hair is especially thick or long. It is unlikely that 2 bottles will be
required per application.
If one member of the family needs treatment, it is important to check the rest of
the family for head lice, but only those infested should be treated.
If you use too much
If you accidentally apply too much Lyclear Creme Rinse, rinse thoroughly with
If the contents of the bottle are swallowed, get medical advice from your doctor,
or the Accident and Emergency Department immediately.
For full information on this product find the patient information leaflet here : http://www.medicines.ie/medicine/15823/PIL/Lyclear+Creme+Rinse/