What should I know about Natroba before using it?

Before using Natroba (spinosad), a prescription liquid medication for treating lice, you should know that's applied directly to the scalp and hair. Ten minutes after you apply Natroba, you rinse it out with warm water and then remove dead lice and their eggs (nits) with a fine-toothed comb or a "nit" comb. If you're still finding lice after a week, you can repeat the treatment.

Natroba is safe for adults and for children ages 4 and up. In studies, 86% of people who used Natroba were lice-free two weeks after their final Natroba treatment. To prevent reinfestation with head lice, wash all bedding, towels, recently worn clothing and hats, and hair accessories, brushes and combs in hot water. Talk to your doctor for more information about Natroba and preventing head lice infestation.

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