Natroba

Generic Name: Spinosad

  • What is Natroba?

    Natroba is a topical (medicine applied to the skin surface) medicine used to get rid of lice (small insects) in scalp hair of children and adults.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Natroba?

    Do not get Natroba in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. If it gets in or near the eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. If you swallow it, call your doctor immediately.

  • Who should not take Natroba?

    Do not use Natroba if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Natroba?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Natroba. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, or if you have any skin conditions or sensitivities.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥4 years: Use Natroba in one or two treatments that are one week apart. If live lice are seen one week (7 days) after your first treatment, a second treatment should be applied.

  • How should I take Natroba?

    Apply Natroba exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Natroba.

    Shake the bottle well immediately before use. Use Natroba only on dry scalp and dry scalp hair. It is important to use enough Natroba to completely coat every insect. Once applied, it should be left on your scalp for 10 minutes. Wash your hands after applying.

  • What should I avoid while taking Natroba?

    Avoid getting Natroba in your eyes.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Natroba?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Natroba at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Natroba?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: irritation, redness of the eyes and skin

  • Can I receive Natroba if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Natroba during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Natroba?

    Natroba should be given only as needed. If you miss your scheduled dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • How should I store Natroba?

    Store at room temperature.