Psoriderm Scalp Lotion Shampoo - 250ml
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Distilled coal tar (2.5%), lecithin
How does it work?
Psoriderm scalp lotion contains two active ingredients, distilled coal tar and lecithin.
Coal tar has been used in skin conditions for hundreds of years, but it is still not fully understood how it works, mainly because it is made up of so many different compounds.
Coal tar has mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, and relieves itching. It is also absorbed into the skin cells and is thought to inhibit DNA replication in these cells. This slows down cell division and stops the cells from multiplying excessively. In turn, this reduces the thickening and scaling of the skin and clears up psoriasis plaques.
Coal tar may also work by breaking down keratin, a protein that forms part of the skin structure. This helps the skin cells shed from the treated area, thus reducing the thickening and scaling of the psoriasis plaques.
Lecithin is a phospholipid that is included in this medicine to soften psoriasis scales and enhance the absorption of the coal tar into the skin cells.
Psoriderm scalp lotion is used to treat psoriasis of the scalp.
The lotion should be used like a shampoo. Wet the hair thoroughly. Apply a small amount of the lotion to the scalp and massage gently to produce a rich lather. Leave this on the scalp for a few minutes and then remove excess lather with the hands before rinsing with warm water. Repeat the above procedure.
What is it used for?
- This medicine is for external use only.
- Avoid getting the lotion or lather in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if accidental contact occurs.
- Do not use the lotion on broken, inflamed or infected areas of skin.
- If skin irritation or acne-like eruptions occur, stop using the lotion and consult your doctor.
- This lotion may stain skin, hair or fabric.
Not to be used in
- Sore, inflamed psoriasis
- Infected or broken areas of skin
- Variant of psoriasis where blisters or pustules containing fluid appear on the skin (pustular psoriasis)
- Severe psoriasis, with a rapid onset and short duration (acute psoriasis).
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
- There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. However, as with all medicines, it should only be used on the advice of a doctor.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
- Skin irritation
- Acne-like eruptions
- Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How can this medicine affect other medicines?
This medicine is not known to affect other medicines.