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Zinc Pyrithione - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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General Information on Zinc Pyrithione

Generic Name : Zinc Pyrithione
Pronunciation : zink PIR-i-THYE-one
Latest prescription information about Zinc Pyrithione. 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y57.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Medical Foods
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Zinc Pyrithione

India : 

International : 

Dermazinc, Denorex
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Why is Zinc Pyrithione Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antifungal and antibacterial agent, used for dandruff either alone or combined with ketaconazole. It slows the production of skin cells, which helps to reduce flakiness.

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When should Zinc Pyrithione not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Zinc Pyrithione?

1% shampoo: Apply to scalp one to three times daily.

How should Zinc Pyrithione be taken?

It comes as a shampoo to apply over the scalp.

What are the warnings and precautions for Zinc Pyrithione?

For external use only.

Avoid contact with eyes.

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Do not rinse after applying this shampoo.

What are the side effects of Zinc Pyrithione?

Severe allergic reactions and skin irritation.

What are the other precautions for Zinc Pyrithione?

Not advisable for children age less than 2 years.

What are the storage conditions for Zinc Pyrithione?

Store it at room temperature and keep away from children.




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