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Selsun Dandruff Shampoo 2.5%

Selsun Dandruff Shampoo 2.5%

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Selsun Dandruff Shampoo 2.5% : This is a medicated shampoo that can be used to fight dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis which is an itching scalp that flakes and crusts and is caused by excess oil. It works by reducing the scalp's greasiness and also slows down the layer of skin cells on the scalp that cause dandruff.

Pharmacist Tip

Do not apply Selsun shampoo to hair two days before or two days after any colouring treatment.

Having flakes on your shoulders is never a good thing and it can be rather embarrassing in certain situations. With Selsun Dandruff Shampoo, you can take control as it contains 2.5% selenium sulphide, the active ingredient that works to treat itchy flaky scalp and dandruff by reducing the level of grease on the scalp.

It is an extremely powerful shampoo so it is not recommended to use this product if you are sensitive to selenium sulphide or if you have inflamed skin on your scalp.

Adults, including the elderly and children 5 years and over:

  • Apply the shampoo generously, twice a week for 2 weeks and then reduce the frequency of application to once a week for the subsequent 2 weeks. 
  • You can then use the shampoo as frequently as required in order to manage the condition.

The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:

Selenium Sulphate.

The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Monoethanolamine Lauryl Sulphate, Purified water, Bentonite Glyceryl Monoricinoleate S, Empigen BB, Sodium Chloride, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid and Sodium Dihydrogen Phosphate Dihydrate.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:

  • Application of the shampoo to the scalp or skin might cause burning sensation or irritation. 
  • Hair discoloration might occur, though this can be minimized or avoided by washing the hair thoroughly after treatment.
  • Blistering can rarely occur, particularly if the shampoo is left in contact with the skin for a longer than recommended.
  • Dryness or oiliness of the scalp and hair including an increased amount of normal hair loss might occur.
  • Though not often, allergic reactions such as urticaria and rash have been reported.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

  • Keep out of sight and reach of children. 
  • Not recommended for children under 5 years.
  • For external use only.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

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The Independent Pharmacy is an online pharmacy and online doctor service is owned and operated by ABSM Healthcare Ltd (Company Reg. 08515600) and Red Label Medical Ltd (Company Reg. 08676338). All information that appears on this website is intended for information purposes only and should be used to supplement, not replace, your relationship with your local healthcare professionals. You should consult your doctor if you think you may have a health problem or before you start taking a new medicine. Please ensure you always read the information leaflets supplied with any medicinal products.For more information see our policies and terms and conditions at the bottom of every page. © 2014 ABSM Healthcare Ltd. All rights reserved.
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