GENERIC NAME: SALICYLIC ACID/SULFUR SHAMPOO - TOPICAL (SAL-i-SIL-ik/SULL-fur)
BRAND NAME(S): Sebex, Sebulex
USES: This medication is used to treat dandruff and other scalp conditions (e.g., itching, scaling, flaking). Salicylic acid and sulfur are known as keratolytic agents. This type of drug causes the skin to shed dead cells from its top layer by increasing the amount of moisture in the skin and dissolving the substance that makes the cells clump together. This effect makes it easier to shed the skin cells, softens the top layer of skin, and decreases scaling and dryness. Salicylic acid belongs to the same class of drugs as aspirin (salicylates).
HOW TO USE: Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Shake the container well before use. Wet hair and scalp with water. Apply shampoo to scalp. Rub into the scalp well, working the shampoo into a lather. Leave on the scalp for 5 minutes and then rinse off. Shampoo again as directed and rinse well. Use the shampoo daily or every other day or as directed by your doctor. Once your condition has improved, you may need to use this product only occasionally (1 to 2 times a week).This medication should be used on the skin/scalp only. Do not use on cut/scraped skin. Be careful to avoid your eyes. If contact occurs, flush the affected eye(s) with cool water for 15 minutes.Do not use large amounts of this medication, apply it more often, or use it for a longer time than directed. Your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may be increased. You should see some improvement after 2 or 3 treatments. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you think you have a serious medical problem.
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