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Also called gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane, Gammaxene, Gammallin.

Lindane is an organochlorine chemical that has been used both as an agricultural insecticiden. As well, as a pharmaceutical cure for lice and scabies.

So, does lindane kill scabies eggs? of course yes, it is a pediculicidal and a scabicidal used to treat head lice and scabies rash, also available in generic form.

The World Health Organization classified lindane as ‘moderately hazardous’. Because this drug adversely affects the nervous system. and may result in many symptoms such as headaches, seizures, convulsions, and in very rare cases leads to death. Despite this, Lindane is not genotoxic. Also, studies have not proved that it harms the human immune system.

Brand names:

Scabene, Hexit, Kwildane…


Lindane is a stimulant of the central nervous system (CNS) when it is regularly absorbed. After absorption through the exoskeleton of arthropods, lindane is assumed to stimulate the nervous system, leading to convulsions and death.


any medication could cause some unwanted effects.  The common side effects of lindane include:

*stinging, burning, redness 

*skin rash

* shaking of your body

* dry skin


* numbness or tingling of the skin

* drowsiness

If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.


There are more effective and safer drugs to treat scabies, Do not use Lindane unless you have already tried other creams and didn’t work, or if your body does not tolerate the first-line medications, because Lindane, has dangerous side effects and may be dangerous. Lindane is dangerous if it is not used properly; Consult your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any information you do not understand.

Do not use lindane lotion to treat lice it’s used only as a second-line treatment for scabies mite, use alternatively the shampoo for crabs (lice) but not for scabies.


Lindane is poisonous. Keep it away from the mouth because it may be deadly if swallowed.

Use lindane according to the instructions given by your doctor do not use more of it; do not use it more frequently than your doctor instructed. Doing so may boost the chance of assimilation through the skin as already mentioned that this medication can be poisonous.


Oils may improve the assimilation of lindane, if you’re using other oils, cream or ointment. you have to reduce, or even stop using it during the period of use of lindane. As it may interact with this type of medication.

many drugs bring about the seizure threshold. and lindane lotion should be suggested with caution in patients taking this medication that may reduce the seizure threshold include. But not limited to the following: Antipsychotics, theophylline, and antidepressants. 


Lindane is not good during pregnancy because it may likely cause neurological development abnormalities in the unborn baby


Lindane has been banned or restricted in most countries on persistent organic pollutants. Still, lindane is used for insect control in agriculture and continues to be used in some developing countries.


Follow your doctor’s instructions; apply a layer of the cream after taking a shower. Some use a toothbrush to reach relatively difficult places (under the nails).

 Lindane for scabies step by step

*before you use lindane make sure you wash, rinse and dry your skin from all other creams and oils or ointment.

*Dry your skin well after taking a warm bath before you start the application of lindane.

*apply adequate lindane to your dry skin to cover the whole skin layer from the jaw down, including the sole of your feet, and rub it well.

*How long do you leave lindane on? leave lindane for 8 to 12 hours, and then wash it thoroughly to remove lindane.