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Rid Lice Killing Shampoo
Active Ingredients

Piperonyl butoxide (4%); Lice treatment
Pyrethrum extract (equivalent to 0.33% pyrethrins); Lice treatment


treats head, pubic (crab), and body lice

For external use only

Do not use
  • ear the eyes
  • inside the nose, mouth, or vagina
  • on lice in eyebrows or eyelashes. See a doctor if lice are present in these areas. 
Ask a doctor before use if you are allergic to ragweed. May cause breathing difficulty or an asthmatic attack.

When using this product
  • keep eyes tightly closed and protect eyes with a washcloth or towel
  • if product gets into the eyes, flush with water right away
  • scalp itching or redness may occur
Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • breathing difficulty occurs
  • eye irritation occurs
  • skin or scalp irritation continues or infection occurs
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. 

Important: Read warnings before use Adults and children 2 years and over:

  • check each household member with a magnifying glass in bright light for lice/nits (eggs)
  • look for tiny nits near scalp, beginning at back of neck and behind ears
  • examine small sections of hair at a time
  • unlike dandruff which moves when touched, nits stick to the hair
  • if either lice or nits are found, treat with this product
  • apply thoroughly to DRY HAIR or other affected area. For head  lice, first apply behind ears and to back of neck.
  • allow product to remain for 10 minutes, but no longer
  • use warm water to form a lather, shampoo, then thoroughly  rinse
  • for head lice, towel dry hair and comb out tangles
Remove lice and their eggs (nits)
  • use a fine-tooth or special lice/nit comb. Remove any remaining  nits by hand (using a throw-away glove).
  • hair should remain slightly damp while removing nits
  • if hair dries during combing, dampen slightly with water
  • for head lice, part hair into sections. Do one section at a time  starting on top of head. Longer hair may take 1 to 2 hours.
  • lift a 1- to 2-inch wide strand of hair. Place comb as close to scalp as possible and comb with a firm, even motion away from scalp.
  • pin back each strand of hair after combing
  • clean comb often. Wipe nits away with tissue and discard in a plastic bag. Seal bag and discard to prevent lice from coming back.
  • after combing, thoroughly recheck for lice/nits. Repeat combing if necessary.
  • check daily for any lice/nits that you missed 

a second treatment must be done in 7 to 10 days to kill any newly hatched lice

if infestation continues, see a doctor for other treatments 

Children under 2 years: ask a doctor 


Other Information
  • keep carton for important product information
  • see Consumer Information Insert for additional information
  • avoid excessive heat

Inactive Ingredients

ammonium laureth sulfate, dehydrated alcohol, fragrance, isopropyl alcohol, PEG-25 hydrogenated castor oil, polyquaternium-10, purified water

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