The following drug information is obtained from various newswires, published
medical journal articles, and medical conference presentations.
For the treatment of head, pubic (crab), and body lice
Rid is a mousse designed to kill head, pubic (crab), and body
lice. For effective use, Rid must be thoroughly applied to dry
hair, covering the entire infected area. The product should be left
in the hair for ten minutes in order to treat the lice and then
should be washed thoroughly with water and shampoo. Finally, the
hair should be combed with a fine-toothed comb (provided with the
product) in order to remove nits (eggs) from the hair. The hair
should be treated a second time after 7 to 10 days in order to kill
any lice hatched after the first treatment.
Along with Rid Mousse treatment, the infected person's
clothing, bedding, hair products, and other personal items should
be washed well in hot water. Those items that cannot be washed
should be dry cleaned, sealed in a plastic bag, and/or sprayed with
a product designed to kill lice on such items.
Lice can be spread by sharing personal items and through
personal contact. Since pubic lice can be spread through sexual
contact, sexual partners of lice-infected people should
simultaneously be treated with Rid.
Discontinue use if:
- Skin irritation or infection develops
- There is lice infestation of eyebrows or eyelashes
Consult a doctor before using if you have an allergy to ragweed;
the active ingredient in this product is pyrethrum extract derived
from the chrysanthemum flower.
For external use only. Do not use inside nose,
mouth, or vagina.
Keep out of eyes. If product gets into eyes,
flush with water right away.
If swallowed, get medical help or consult the Poison
Control Center immediately.
Mechanism of Action
The active ingredient in this product is pyrethrum extract
derived from the chrysanthemum flower.
Call the Rid hotline with questions about this product:
1-800-RID LICE (1-800-743-5423)