coal tar shampoo - topical, Denorex, Pentrax, Zetar
GENERIC NAME: COAL TAR SHAMPOO - TOPICAL (kole tar)
BRAND NAME(S): Denorex, Pentrax, Zetar
USES: This medication is used on the hair/scalp to treat dandruff and other scaly, itchy skin conditions (psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis). Coal tar belongs to a class of drugs known as keratoplastics. It works by causing the skin to shed dead cells from its top layer and slow down the growth of skin cells. This effect decreases scaling and dryness. Coal tar can also decrease itchiness from these skin conditions.OTHER This section contains uses of this product that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the product but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this product for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This product may also be used for other types of rashes (such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, chronic exudative dermatitis).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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