Scabest 1% Lotion 100ml

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Scabest 1 % Description

Scabest Lotion is an antiparasitic medicine that is used to treat scabies (a skin infection) and pediculosis (lice infestation). It contains Lindane as its active component. It works by killing the ti...
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ContainsLindane(1.0 %)
Side effectsItching, rash or burning sensation at application site
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Uses of Scabest 1 %

  • Scabies (a skin infection)
  • Pediculosis (lice infestation)

Contraindications of Scabest 1 %

  • If you are allergic or have a history of allergy to Scabest Lotion or any of its components.
  • If you are suffering from seizures.
  • If you have any kind of skin problem.
  • If you have a condition of crusted (Norwegian) scabies (a severe form of scabies that can occur in some persons having weak immunity or elderly or disabled).
  • If you have recently used this lotion for the treatment.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction after applying this lotion.
  • If you are a breastfeeding mother.
  • If you going to use it for premature infants because their skin is very sensitive. It can go through the skin of babies and affect the brain as well.

Side effects of Scabest 1 %

  • Hair loss
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Burning or prickling sensation

Precautions and Warnings of Scabest 1 %


Can I take Scabest 1% Lotion 100ml during pregnancy?
There is limited safety data available about the use of Scabest Lotion in pregnant women. Hence, it should not be used unless it is prescribed by a doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Scabest Lotion while breastfeeding?
A small amount of this medicine might pass into the breastmilk when Scabest Lotion is applied topically to the breast area. It might cause toxicity in the breastfed baby. Hence, it is essential to consult your doctor before using this lotion while breastfeeding. Avoid using it in areas near the breast in case it is prescribed.


Can I drive if I have consumed Scabest Lotion?
Scabest Lotion is a topical preparation and may not affect the driving ability or ability to handle machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with Scabest 1% Lotion 100ml?
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Scabest Lotion. However, if you consume alcohol too often discuss it with your doctor.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have used Scabest Lotion in past few months.
  • You have a history or currently having a medical condition of seizures.
  • You are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman.
  • You have HIV or AIDS.
  • You are taking any brain-related medicines such as sedatives.
  • You are already taking any other medicine, to avoid the risk of having a seizure if you take them while using this lotion.

Mode of Action of Scabest 1 %

How Does It Work?

Scabest Lotion medicine works by killing the parasites. Lindane present in this medicine exhibits parasiticidal action. It kills insects or mites and their eggs which are responsible for scabies by go...
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Directions for Use of Scabest 1 %

  • Use Scabest Lotion exactly as directed by the doctor and read the label carefully before use.
  • It is meant for external applications only.
  • Wash your hands after rubbing in this lotion, unless they are the area being treated.

Interactions of Scabest 1 %

Interactions with other medicines

  • Since Scabest Lotion is to be used externally on the skin, it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines, over-the-counter medicati...
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  • In particular, if you are taking medications for seizures, avoid any undesirable effects to prevent the risk of having seizures.

Storage and disposal of Scabest 1 %

  • Store Scabest Lotion at room temperature in a cool dry place (15°-30°C).
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Keep it in a tightly closed container.

Dosage of Scabest 1 %


As Scabest Lotion is meant for external application, cases of an overdose are unlikely. If you happened to apply it in an excessive amount, then wipe off the excess of this lotion. Contact your doctor...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed applying it, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over-apply this medicine to compensate for the missed application.

Content Details


Nancy Dixit

B. Pharm, M. Pharm


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is scabies?

A: Scabies is a contagious and itchy skin condition of skin infestation caused by tiny insects called mites. It is characterized by symptoms like intense itching, redness or bumps etc.

Q: How to use Scabest Lotion?

  • Your doctor will decide the duration of the application for Scabest Lotion.
  • Apply a thin layer of this lotion all over the body from head to down.
  • Apply this lotion on the infected skin area only as directed by the doctor.
  • Do not put it inside the mouth, eyes or any body cavities.
  • One application is sufficient, but if symptoms persist and there is evidence of live mites and lice, then treatment may be repeated after 5-6 days.

Q: Can we use Scabest Lotion for children?

A: Scabest Lotion can be used with caution in children. It can be used in a diluted form or as directed by the doctor. Use it only if prescribed by the doctor. You must use it exactly the way the doctor advised.

Q: Are there any side effects of Scabest Lotion?

A: Itching, redness, rash or burning sensation at the application site are a few common side effects of this lotion. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on your own.
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