selenium sulfide - topical, Dandrex, Exsel, Selsun Blue
GENERIC NAME: SELENIUM SULFIDE - TOPICAL (se-LEE-nee-um SUL-fide)
BRAND NAME(S): Dandrex, Exsel, 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.
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