Selenium Sulfide - Drug Information

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General Information on Selenium Sulfide

Generic Name : Selenium Sulfide

Pronunciation : se lee' nee um

Latest prescription information about Selenium Sulfide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Antipsoriatics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Selenium Sulfide

India : 

International : 

Dandrex, Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment, Selenos, Selseb, Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue 2 in 1, Selsun Blue Balanced Treatment, Selsun Blue Moisturizing Treatment, Tersi Foam, Selsun, Exsel, Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment, Sel-Pen Blue, Glo-Sel
India- Selsun, Topsun, Senee

Why is Selenium Sulfide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anti-infective agent, prescribed for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp and treatment of dandruff. It is also used to treat tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin. It prevents fungus from growing on the skin.

When should Selenium Sulfide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Selenium Sulfide?

Topical- Apply over the affected areas and lather with a small amount of water. Allow product to remain on skin for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Repeat procedure once a day for 7 days.

How should Selenium Sulfide be taken?

It comes as a lotion to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Selenium Sulfide?

• Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
• Remove all jewelry; selenium sulfide may damage it.
• Do not use this medication if your scalp is cut or scratched.
• Stop using the lotion and contact your doctor if your condition worsens.

What are the side effects of Selenium Sulfide?

Scalp irritation, oiliness or dryness of hair and scalp, hair loss and hair discoloration.

What are the other precautions for Selenium Sulfide?

Rinse your hair thoroughly after treatment.

What are the storage conditions of Selenium Sulfide?

Store it at room temperature (30°C).

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I have been using Nizoral gel for my skin fungus but I can only use it for 7 days to begin with. Can I use now selenium sulfide shampoo to make sure the fungus disappears? What shampoo in Englans contains selenium sulfide?

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