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Drugs Info of Selsun,Dandrex, Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment, Selenos, Selseb, Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue 2 in 1, Selsun Blue Balanced Treatment, Selsun Blue Moisturizing Treatment, Tersi Foam
Drugs Details
  • Drugs Type  : Multum
  • Date : 30th Mar 2015 05:08 am
  • Brand Name : Selsun,Dandrex, Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment, Selenos, Selseb, Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue 2 in 1, Selsun Blue Balanced Treatment, Selsun Blue Moisturizing Treatment, Tersi Foam
  • Generic Name : selenium sulfide topical (Pronunciation: se LEE nee um SUL fide TOP ik al)
Descriptions

SELSUN (selenium) ®, a liquid antiseborrheic, antifungal preparation fortopical application. Contains: Selenium sulfide 2 1 [sol ] % w/v in aqueous suspension; also contains: bentonite, lauric diethanolamide, ethylene glycol monostearate, titanium dioxide, amphoteric-2, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodiumphosphate (monobasic), glyceryl monoricinoleate, citric acid, captan and perfume.

 

What are the possible side effects of selenium sulfide topical?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using selenium sulfide and call your doctor if you have unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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What are the precautions when taking selenium (Selsun)?

Before using selenium sulfide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: red/irritated/broken skin.

This medication is not recommended for children younger than 2 years. Consult your doctor before using this medication.

If you are using selenium sulfide on the body for tinea versicolor, this medication should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Though...

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This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Indications

Treatment of tinea versicolor, seborrheic dermatitis of scalp and treatment of dandruff.

Dosage Administration

See application instructions.

Treatment of tinea versicolor:   Apply to 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.

Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff:   Usually two applications each week for two weeks will afford control. After this, may be used at less frequent intervals weekly, every two weeks, or every 3 or 4 weeks in some cases. Should not be applied more frequently than required to maintain control.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:   Keep tightly capped.

Shake well before using. Product may damage jewelry; remove jewelry before use.

For treatment of tinea versicolor:

 

  1. Apply to affected areas and lather with a small amount of water.
  2. Allow to remain on skin for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse body thoroughly.
  4. Repeat this procedure once a day for 7 days.

For treatment of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp:

 

  1. Massage about 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls of shampoo into wet scalp.
  2. Allow to remain on scalp for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Rinse scalp thoroughly.
  4. Repeat application and rinse thoroughly.
  5. After treatment, wash hands well.
  6. Repeat treatments as directed by physician.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:

For External Use Only. Do not use on broken skin or inflamed areas. If allergic reactions occur, discontinue use. Avoid getting shampoo in eyes or in contact with genital area and skin folds as it may cause irritation and burning. These areas should be thoroughly rinsed after application. Keep this and all medicines out of reach of children.

Store below 86°F (30°C).

 
 

How Supplied

4-fl-oz bottles (NDC 0074-2660-04).

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Side Effects

In decreasing order of severity: skin irritation; occasional reports of increase in normal hair loss; discoloration of hair (can be avoided or minimized by thorough rinsing of hair after treatment). As with other shampoos, oiliness or dryness of hair and scalp may occur.

Read the Selsun (selenium) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

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Interactions

No Information Provided.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Warnings

No Information Provided.

Precautions

General: Not to be used when inflammation or exudation is present as increased absorption may occur.

Information for Patients:   See Warnings and Precautions section under Application Instructions.

Carcinogenesis:   Dermal application of 25% and 50% solutions of 2.5%selenium sulfide lotion on mice over an 88-week period indicated nocarcinogenic effects.

Pregnancy:   WHEN USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF TINEA VERSICOLOR, SELSUN (selenium) IS CLASSIFIED AS PREGNANCY CATEGORY C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with SELSUN (selenium) . It is also not known whether SELSUN (selenium) can cause fetal harm when applied to body surfaces of a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Under ordinary circumstances SELSUN (selenium) should not be used for the treatment of tinea versicolor in pregnant women.

Pediatric Use:   Safety and effectiveness in infants have not been established.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

 
 

OverDose

Accidental Oral Ingestion:

No documented reports of serious toxicity in humans resulting from acuteingestion of SELSUN (selenium) , however, acute toxicity studies in animals suggest that ingestion of large amounts could result in potential human toxicity. Evacuation of the stomach contents should be considered in cases of acute oral ingestion.

ContrainDications

Not to be used by patients allergic to ingredients.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Clinical Pharamacology

Selenium sulfide appears to have a cytostatic effect on cells of the epidermisand follicular epithelium, reducing corneocyte production.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Patient Information

See Warnings and Precautions section under Application Instructions.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Consumer Overview Uses

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

 

SELENIUM SULFIDE - TOPICAL

 

(se-LEE-nee-um SUL-fide)

 

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Dandrex, Selsun Blue

 

USES: This medication is used to treat dandruff and a certain scalp infection (seborrheic dermatitis). It reduces itching, flaking, irritation, and redness of the scalp. Selenium sulfide is also used for a condition that causes discoloration of the skin (tinea versicolor). This medication belongs to a class of medications called anti-infectives. It works by slowing the growth of the yeast that causes the infection.

 

HOW TO USE: This medication is for use on the skin only. Some brands require shaking before use. Check your product package to see if your brand needs to be shaken. Before using this medication, remove any jewelry to avoid damage to it. Avoid getting this medication into your eyes, inside your nose or mouth, or on any areas of broken/inflamed skin since it may cause irritation. If this occurs, flush the area with plenty of water. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about how to use this medication properly.

For the treatment of dandruff or scalp dermatitis, follow the manufacturer's instructions, or use as directed by your doctor. Wet the scalp and massage the medication onto the wet scalp. Leave it on your scalp for 2-3 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Some brands may require a second application. Check your product package to see if your brand requires a repeat application. Be sure to rinse your hair and scalp well with water after each application, especially on bleached, tinted, or permed hair. This medication is usually used 1 or 2 times per week to treat dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, or less frequently to maintain control of dandruff.

For the treatment of tinea versicolor, apply selenium sulfide to the affected skin. Lather with a small amount of water. Allow it to remain on your skin for 10 minutes. Rinse your skin thoroughly with water after each use. If the medication touches the genital areas or skin folds, rinse the area well with water for a few minutes to prevent irritation. This medication is applied usually once daily for 7 days to treat tinea versicolor, or use as directed by your doctor.

Wash your hands after using selenium sulfide. Do not leave this medication on your hair, scalp, or skin for a longer period or use it more often than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but side effects may be increased.

If your condition worsens or does not improve, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Consumer Overview Side Effect

SIDE EFFECTS: Skin irritation, dry skin, oily or dry hair/scalp, or temporary hair loss may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, discontinue use and consult your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Hair discoloration may occur and can be reduced by carefully rinsing the hair thoroughly after each treatment.

If your doctor has prescribed this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

 

Read the Selsun (selenium) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

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PRECAUTIONS: Before using selenium sulfide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: red/irritated/broken skin.

This medication is not recommended for children younger than 2 years. Consult your doctor before using this medication.

If you are using selenium sulfide on the body for tinea versicolor, this medication should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Though there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

 

 

 

Consumer Overview Missed Dose

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.

Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

 

OVERDOSE: This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

 

NOTES: Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.

 

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. Do not double the dose to catch up.

 

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C). Keep the container tightly closed. Avoid freezing. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

 

Information last revised September 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.

Patient Detailed Side Effect

Brand Names: Dandrex, Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment, Selenos, Selseb, Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue 2 in 1, Selsun Blue Balanced Treatment, Selsun Blue Moisturizing Treatment, Tersi Foam

Generic Name: selenium sulfide topical (Pronunciation: se LEE nee um SUL fide TOP ik al)

  • What is selenium sulfide topical (Selsun)?
  • What are the possible side effects of selenium sulfide topical?
  • What is the most important information I should know about selenium sulfide topical?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using selenium sulfide topical?
  • How should I use selenium sulfide topical?
  • What happens if I miss a dose?
  • What happens if I overdose?
  • What should I avoid while using selenium sulfide topical?
  • What other drugs will affect selenium sulfide topical?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is selenium sulfide topical (Selsun)?

 

Selenium sulfide is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Selenium sulfide topical (for the skin) is used to treat dandruff, seborrhea, and tinea versicolor (a fungus that discolors the skin).

Selenium sulfide topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of selenium sulfide topical?

 

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using selenium sulfide and call your doctor if you have unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Selsun (selenium) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

Learn More »
 

What is the most important information I should know about selenium sulfide topical?

 

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Do not use selenium sulfide topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or broken skin.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Do not cover treated skin with a bandage or other dressing unless your doctor has told you to. A light cotton-gauze bandage may be used to protect clothing. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until your infection is healed.

Stop using selenium sulfide and call your doctor if you have unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using selenium sulfide topical?

 

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to selenium sulfide.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether selenium sulfide is harmful to an unborn baby. Before using selenium sulfide topical, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether selenium sulfide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use selenium sulfide topical?

 

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Shake the selenium sulfide foam well just before each use.

Wash your hands after applying this medication.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Do not cover treated skin with a bandage or other dressing unless your doctor has told you to. A light cotton-gauze bandage may be used to protect clothing.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the medicine canister away from open flame, and do not puncture the can.

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Patient Detailed Avoid Taking

What happens if I miss a dose?

 

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.Do not apply extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

 

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

An overdose of selenium sulfide topical is not likely to produce life-threatening side effects.

What should I avoid while using selenium sulfide topical?

 

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Do not use selenium sulfide topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or broken skin.

Avoid covering treated skin areas with tight-fitting, synthetic clothing that doesn't allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until your infection is healed.

What other drugs will affect selenium sulfide topical?

 

Avoid using other topical medications at the same time you apply selenium sulfide topical, unless your doctor approves. Other skin medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness of selenium sulfide topical.

Where can I get more information?

 

Your pharmacist can provide more information about selenium sulfide topical.


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