Malathion is an anti-parasite medication. Malathion is used to treat head lice. Malathion may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Ovide treats head lice. It is available in lotion formula and is highly flammable. Patients using this topical formula should take care not to stand near flammable objects. It is used only on the affected areas of the scalp. Ovide is available in generic and brand formula.