Head Lice Quick Facts

Data suggests that patients may self-treat head lice infestations 5-times before talking to their health care provider (West DP. Am J Manag Care 2004). If you suspect head lice, talk to your healthcare provider about Natroba™ Topical Suspension.

Head lice are tiny wingless insects that do not fly or jump, their primary means of movement is crawling. The main way lice are spread is head to head contact. Lice are human parasites that feed on the blood of the infested person.

The life cycle of the head louse has 3 stages: egg (nit) which is attached to a hair, nymph, and adult (see image below). Lice and their eggs are usually found at the base of the hair near the scalp. The adult louse is approximately the size of a sesame seed.

You should always consider consulting a health care professional to diagnose head lice infestations and to help you choose the right treatment for you or your child. If you suspect head lice, talk to your healthcare provider about Natroba™ Topical Suspension.


Parents & Caregiver
Head Lice Quick Facts

  1. Head lice are insects that feed on the human scalp.

  2. Head lice move from head-to-head, usually by direct head-to-head contact.

  3. Head lice are just as likely to infest a clean head as they are a dirty one.

  4. Head lice are common and can be a problem for anyone. Your child should not feel bad because they have head lice.

  5. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that 6 to 12 million people get head lice in the US each year.

  6. When a louse bites the scalp, the saliva they leave behind can cause the scalp to itch.

  7. While the thought of bugs in your child's hair may be upsetting, there's no reason to panic.

  8. Natroba™ is available by prescription to eliminate head lice infestations in adults and children over six (6) months. Natroba™ does not require painstaking nit combing. There are other treatments available to help you with your head lice problem but most require nit combing. You should talk with your doctor or other healthcare provider about your condition and they will recommend the right treatment for you.

To help prevent the spread of lice, here are some steps you can take:




Natroba™ Topical Suspension is a pediculicide indicated for the topical treatment of head lice infestations in patients six (6) months of age and older.

Adjunctive Measures

Natroba™ Topical Suspension should be used in the context of an overall lice management program:

  • Wash (in hot water) or dry clean all recently worn clothing, hats, used bedding and towels
  • Wash personal care items such as combs, brushes, and hair clips in hot water

A fine-toothed comb or special nit comb may be used to remove dead lice and nits.

Important Safety Information

Natroba™ Topical Suspension contains benzyl alcohol and is not recommended for use in neonates and infants below the age of 6 months. Systemic exposure to benzyl alcohol has been associated with serious adverse reactions and death in neonates and low birth-weight infants. Most common adverse events were: application site redness (3%), eye redness (2%) and application site irritation (1%).

Consult the Patient Information, Full Prescribing Information and your doctor for more complete information on Natroba™ Topical Suspension.

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