Zap Lice. Not Kids. The only natural(1)(2) solution against head lice that
really works!

MONTREAL, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - PendoPharm, a division of Pharmascience Inc., is pleased to announce the availability in Canada of Zap(R), an all-natural treatment for head lice.

Zap(R) is the first non-toxic, insecticide-free head lice treatment of its kind in Canada that is clinically-proven to be as effective as a chemical-based product to remove lice and nits.

Head lice are a persistent and pesky nuisance that affect thousands of Canadian families each year. Although lice are not considered to be a public health issue, they do cause inconvenience and can be troublesome to eliminate, especially in settings particular to young children (e.g., schools, daycares, camps). Part of the difficulty in effective eradication is that lice can become resistant to the chemicals used in many popular treatments.

Zap(R) is an excellent alternative to these chemical-based treatments, as it is an all-natural formula made of essential oils. Its active ingredient (star anise oil) means that it is safe to use on young children. Zap(R)'s effectiveness and safety have been clinically-proven in various studies(1)(2)(3).

    How does Zap(R) work to kill lice and nits?

    -   Eradicates lice without using chemical insecticides such as
        permethrin or pyrethrin.
    -   Lice are killed through the combination of essential oils that block
        their respiratory orifices, preventing them from breathing. The lice
        then die from asphyxia and dehydration.
    -   Lice cannot develop resistance to Zap(R) as it has a non-chemical
        mode of action(1).
    -   Contains ylang-ylang oil to help soothe irritation that is sometimes
        caused by scratching - a reaction to louse saliva.


Zap(R) is available behind-the-counter from your local pharmacy without a prescription. Comparably-priced to other lice treatments, each 60 ml leak-proof bottle of Zap(R) contains enough lotion for 2-8 applications, depending on the length of the hair. The package also includes a rigid, fine-toothed comb that is specially-designed to remove lice and their eggs.

Zap(R) has a pleasant smell, making it ideal for treating children. By following the 5-step instructions, lice are eradicated after one course of treatment. To learn more about head lice detection, prevention and treatment visit:

For detailed information about Zap(R) and its appropriate use, please consult the product packaging. Before using Zap(R), patients should make sure that it is right for them by talking to their healthcare provider. If you or your organization is interested in obtaining a media kit with detailed information about Zap(R), please send a message stating your interest and your mailing address to the following email:


PendoPharm, a division of Pharmascience Inc., is a Canadian-owned and operated consumer health company based in Quebec. PendoPharm markets a wide range of consumer brands in the analgesic, gastro-intestinal, family planning and cough, cold and allergy categories. Established in November 2003, PendoPharm handles the sales and marketing of non-prescription, private label and control label products. The name PendoPharm derives from the Latin word pendo, which means to weigh and to measure. This name was chosen with the intention to grow and develop the PendoPharm Division into a serious force in the marketplace; one that all customers can respect and count on. PendoPharm has grown into a vibrant team of individuals who focus on the marketing and sales of a number of unique and successful products and medications.


    1.  Scanni G, Bonifazi E. Efficacy and safety of a new non-pesticide lice
        removal product. Eur J Pediatr Derm. 2005; 15:49-52.
    2.  Mumcuoglu KY, Miller J, Zamir C, Zentner G, Helbin V, Ingber A. The
        in vivo pediculicidal efficacy of a natural remedy. Isr Med Assoc J.
        2002; 4(10):790-793.
    3.  Burgess IF, Brunton ER, Burgess NA. Clinical trial showing
        superiority of a coconut and anise spray over permethrin 0.43% lotion
        for head louse infestation, ISRCTN96469780. Eur J Pediatr. 2009
        Apr 3. (Epub ahead of print).

SOURCE Pendopharm

For further information: For further information: about Zap(R) and/or other PendoPharm consumer healthcare products, please contact: PendoPharm division of Pharmascience Inc., 5950, chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4T 1E2, Tel: 1-888-550-6060, Fax: (514) 340-0164

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