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Coal Tar


Relieves drying, itching, flaking, scaling, or irritation of the skin caused by psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.

Brand Names

Neutrogena T/Gel
Neutrogena T/Gel Extra Strength
Tera Gel
DHS Targel
Doak Tar Shampoo
Duplex T
Betatar Gel
MG 217 Medicated Tar
Pentrax Maximum Strength
Polytar Soap

When You Should Not Take The Medication

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to coal tar.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.

Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Burning, itching, swelling, or redness in the treated skin area.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.