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Acardust uses

Acardust consists of Piperonyl Butoxide, Pyrethrin.

Piperonyl Butoxide:

Active Ingredients Purpose

Acardust (Piperonyl Butoxide) 1X Lice and egg treatment

Pyrethrum 1X Lice and egg treatment

(Piperonyl butoxide 20mg/g) 2% Lice and egg treatment

(Pyrethrum 1.7mg/g) 0.17% Lice and egg treatment

Lice Treatment


For external use only.

Do Not Use:

  • Near eyes
  • Inside the nose, mouth, or vagina
  • On lice in eyebrows or eyelashes.
See a doctor if lice are present in these areas.

When using this product

  • Keep eyes tightly closed and protect eyes with a wash cloth or towel.
  • If product gets into eyes flush with water right away
  • Scalp itching and redness may occur

Ask a doctor before use if you are

  • Allergic to ragweed. May cause breathing difficulty or an asthmatic attack.

Stop use and ask doctor if

  • Eye irritation occurs
  • Breathing difficulty 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 Centre right away.

Uses treats head lice and body lice

Other Information

  • For more information read the enclosed Consumer Information Leaflet.
  • Protect from excessive heat.

Inactive Ingredients

Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, D'Limonene (Orange) Oil*, Eucalyptus Globulus (Southern

Blue Gum) Oil*, Glycerine*, Glycine soja (Soya Bean) Oil*, Leptospermum petersonii

(Lemon Scented Tea Tree) Oil*, Maurita Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) Oil*, Melaleuca alternifolia

(Tea Tree) Oil*, Melaleuca quinquenervia (Broad Leaf Paperbark Gum) Oil*.

*Ingredients from Organic Farming.


  • 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 back 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
  • Wash area thoroughly with warm water and soap or shampoo
  • 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.


This medication is used to treat lice, which are tiny insects that can infest and irritate the scalp (head lice), the pubic area (crabs), or the body. This medication works by paralyzing and killing lice.


Acardust pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.

Acardust available forms, composition, doses:

Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.

Acardust destination | category:

Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.

Acardust Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.

Acardust pharmaceutical companies:

Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.



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Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Acardust?

Depending on the reaction of the Acardust after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Acardust not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Acardust addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.


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