Spinosad (Natroba) for head lice

Margaret Y. Pio, Amimi Osayande

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Abstract

Spinosad (Natroba) is a prescription topical pediculicide labeled for the treatment of head lice in patients four years and older.1 In addition to its pediculicidal activity, spinosad has also been shown to have ovicidal activity.2 Unrelated to other insecticides, spinosad is produced by a bacterium, Saccharopolyspora spinosa.1,2 Although it is neurotoxic to lice, it does not seem to have a similar effect on humans or animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)874-875
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume87
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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