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SELSUN suspension, selenium disulfide shampoo uk

SELSUN suspension, selenium disulfide shampoo uk

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Selsun ® 2.5% Suspension,  selenium disulfide shampoo uk

Active ingredient: selenium disulfide.

Areas SELSUN suspension, selenium disulfide shampoo uk of application:

For external use in non-inflammatory scalp diseases with increased dandruff such as pityriasis sicca or seborrhoea sicca and in pityriasis versicolor.

Note: Do not use on open injuries or acute severe inflammation of the skin. Avoid eye contact. Use in children under 5 years not recommended. Use on children under 12 only under adult supervision. For external use only, do not ingest. In case of accidental If swallowed, take appropriate measures immediately. Contains benzyl benzoate (in the fragrance). Pharmacy only.

For risks and side effects, read the leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, 65926 Frankfurt am Main.

For external use in non-inflammatory scalp diseases with dandruff.

active SELSUN suspension, selenium disulfide shampoo uk ingredients

  • 25 mg selenium disulfide


  • linalool
  • citral
  • glycerol monoricinoleate
  • MEA lauryl sulfate
  • bentonite
  • benzyl benzoate
  • coumarin
  • 2-Benzylideneheptanal
  • 7-Hydroxy-3,7-dimethyloctanal
  • isoeugenol
  • 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propanal
  • α-hexylcinnamaldehyde
  • Alkyl(C12-C14)dimethylazaniumyl acetate solution 30%
  • Perfume, LC 01618, Bush Boake Allen Ltd.
  • Sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment
  • water, purified
  • sodium chloride
  • sodium dihydrogen phosphate
  • Citric acid monohydrate
  • titanium dioxide


SELSUN suspension, selenium disulfide shampoo Indication :


  • The drug is a remedy for greasy, scaly skin diseases with the active ingredient selenium disulfide (inorganic antiseborrhoeic).
  • It is used only for external use in non-inflammatory scalp diseases with increased dandruff such as pityriasis sicca or seborrhoea sicca and in pityriasis versicolor.


Dosage SELSUN suspension, selenium disulfide shampoo :


  • Always use this medicine exactly as described or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • frequency of use
    • For scaly scalp diseases:
      • It is recommended to use the preparation 1 to 2 times a week. Distribute an amount corresponding to 1 to 2 teaspoons on the scalp according to the fullness of the hair.
    • For pityriasis versicolor (fungal lichen):
      • It is recommended to apply the preparation once a day on the affected body part for 5 to 10 minutes for 7 days.
  • duration of use
    • For scaly scalp diseases:
      • The duration of therapy is usually 2 to 3 weeks. If the symptoms reappear, this therapy can be repeated at the discretion of the doctor treating you.
    • For pityriasis versicolor (fungal lichen):
      • The duration of treatment is one to a maximum of two weeks.


  • If you use more than you should
    • Ingestion through injured skin areas can lead to the following symptoms of poisoning:
      • trembling all over,
      • Sweat,
      • metallic taste,
      • Weakness,
      • drowsiness,
      • abdominal pain and
      • occasional vomiting.
    • In this case, a doctor should be consulted and the preparation should be discontinued.


  • If you forget or cancel the application
    • If you forget to use it or stop using it, this can jeopardize the success of the treatment.


  • If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


way SELSUN suspension, selenium disulfide shampoo :


  • The preparation is intended for use on the skin.
  • Shake before use.
  • Avoid contact with eyes. Accidental eye contact can cause serious eye irritation, which can lead to injury. In this case, the eyes should be flushed immediately with plenty of cold water.
  • For scaly scalp diseases:
    • Moisten the scalp thoroughly with water. Distribute the preparation on the scalp until slight foaming occurs. Leave on for a few minutes. Then rinse your scalp and hair thoroughly. Wash your hands thoroughly after washing your head.
  • For pityriasis versicolor (fungal lichen):
    • Thoroughly moisten the whole body with water and rub the affected areas with the preparation until foam forms. Then rinse thoroughly with water. The duration of treatment is one to a maximum of two weeks.
Side effects :
  • Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
  • Rare (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000):
    • Rare allergic reactions such as skin rashes and wheal formation (urticaria or hives) have been reported during use.
    • The preparation can cause orange or gray discoloration of the hair. This can be avoided by carefully washing out the drug.
  • Frequency not known (cannot be estimated from the available data):
    • Drugs containing selenium disulfide can lead to greasy hair due to increased sebum secretion.
    • Drugs containing selenium disulfide cause irritation on inflamed or damaged scalps.
    • Moistening the eyes when washing the head can cause conjunctivitis. There have been isolated reports of diffuse, temporary hair loss after the use of medicinal products containing selenium disulfide.
    • eye irritation.
    • Abrasion of the cornea with symptoms such as eye pain, vasodilation in the eyes (red eyes) and changes in vision or temporary blindness.
    • Drying of the skin is possible when treating a fungal ringworm (pityriasis versicolor).
    • Unpleasant odor after use of medicinal products containing selenium disulfide in mycosis has been reported.
    • Applying selenium disulfide to the skin or scalp can cause discomfort and irritation, sometimes described as a burning sensation. Blisters may occasionally form, especially if the preparation is left in contact with hair and skin for longer than recommended.
  • If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This also applies to side effects that are not specified.
Interactions :
  • Use together with other medicines
    • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking/using, have recently taken/used or might take/use any other medicines.
    • No interactions with other drugs are known to date.
Contraindications :
  • The drug must not be used
    • if you are allergic to selenium disulphide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine,
    • for open injuries
    • in acute, severe inflammation of the skin.
Pregnancy and lactation :
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
  • pregnancy
    • An influence on the pregnancy is not to be expected. The medicine can be used during pregnancy.
  • lactation
    • A case of inhibition of milk production after use of selenium disulphide in pityriasis versicolor has been described.
    • An effect on breastfed newborns/infants is not expected. However, you should not use the preparation in the breast area. Contact of the infant with the treated skin areas should be avoided.
Patient Notes :
  • Warnings and Precautions
    • Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine.
    • The preparation must not be used on infected areas of skin or on open injuries because absorption of selenium disulfide into the blood can occur through infected / injured or inflamed skin.
    • The treatment should not be carried out in the period of two days before or two days after a permanent or cold wave, coloring or toning of the hair. In general, it is important to ensure that the hair is rinsed particularly well before the dye is applied or a perm or cold wave is carried out.
    • During treatment, rings or jewelry and metal objects (hairpins) should be removed from the area of ​​application, as they can become discolored.
    • The preparation is intended for external use only, the drug must not be ingested. In case of accidental ingestion seek medical advice immediately.
    • Avoid eye contact. In case of accidental contact, rinse eyes thoroughly with cold water for a long time
    • If severe eye pain, eye swelling and visual impairment occur after contact with the eyes and persist after rinsing the eyes with water, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
    • Since there is only limited clinical experience in the treatment of other scaly scalp diseases (tinea capitis, psoriasis capitis), these should not be treated with this medicinal product.
    • Do not leave the preparation on the hair and skin for longer than recommended, as this may cause skin irritation, burning or blistering, and do not use the preparation more often than recommended.
    • children and young people
      • The safety and effectiveness of use in children under 2 years of age have not been studied.
      • Use in children under the age of 5 cannot be recommended. Children under the age of 12 should always be used under adult supervision.


  • Ability to drive and use machines
    • No relevant investigations have been carried out.


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