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SALICYLIC/SULFUR - SHAMPOO

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

SALICYLIC/SULFUR - SHAMPOO

(sal-ih-SILL-ick/SULL-fur)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Sebex, Sebulex

Uses

This medication is used to treat dandruff and various other scalp conditions (e.g., seborrhea, psoriasis).

How To Use

Apply the shampoo to wet hair usually two times a week, or as directed by your doctor. After applying the shampoo, massage it vigorously into the scalp; rinse the scalp thoroughly and repeat.

Side Effects

Redness and mild irritation of the scalp may occur. If either of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: severe redness of the scalp, rash, swelling. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of hearing, ringing in the ears, drowsiness, trouble breathing, diarrhea, mental/mood changes. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: cuts or other open wounds on the scalp, allergies (especially other medicated shampoos). This medication is not recommended for use if you have the following medical conditions: diabetes, poor blood circulation. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if the medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: other scalp products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 36 and 86 degrees F (2 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.