Selsun

DRUG DESCRIPTION

SELSUN (selenium) , a liquid antiseborrheic, antifungal preparation for topical application. Contains: Selenium sulfide 2 1 [sol ] 2 % w/v in aqueous suspension; also contains: bentonite, lauric diethanolamide, ethylene glycol monostearate, titanium dioxide, amphoteric-2, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium phosphate (monobasic), glyceryl monoricinoleate, citric acid, captan and perfume.

What are the possible side effects of selenium sulfide topical?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using selenium sulfide and call your doctor if you have unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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What are the precautions when taking selenium (Selsun)?

Before using selenium sulfide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: red/irritated/broken skin.

This medication is not recommended for children younger than 2 years. Consult your doctor before using this medication.

If you are using selenium sulfide on the body for tinea versicolor, this medication should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Though...

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Selsun Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Skin irritation, dry skin, oily or dry hair/scalp, or temporary hair loss may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, discontinue use and consult your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Hair discoloration may occur and can be reduced by carefully rinsing the hair thoroughly after each treatment.

If your doctor has prescribed this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using selenium sulfide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: red/irritated/broken skin.

This medication is not recommended for children younger than 2 years. Consult your doctor before using this medication.

If you are using selenium sulfide on the body for tinea versicolor, this medication should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Though there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Selsun Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Dandrex, Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment, Selenos, Selseb, Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue 2 in 1, Selsun Blue Balanced Treatment, Selsun Blue Moisturizing Treatment, Tersi Foam

Generic Name: selenium sulfide topical (Pronunciation: se LEE nee um SUL fide TOP ik al)

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  • How should I use selenium sulfide topical?
  • What happens if I miss a dose?
  • What happens if I overdose?
  • What should I avoid while using selenium sulfide topical?
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What is selenium sulfide topical (Selsun)?

Selenium sulfide is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Selenium sulfide topical (for the skin) is used to treat dandruff, seborrhea, and tinea versicolor (a fungus that discolors the skin).

Selenium sulfide topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of selenium sulfide topical?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using selenium sulfide and call your doctor if you have unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about selenium sulfide topical?

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Do not use selenium sulfide topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or broken skin.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Do not cover treated skin with a bandage or other dressing unless your doctor has told you to. A light cotton-gauze bandage may be used to protect clothing. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until your infection is healed.

Stop using selenium sulfide and call your doctor if you have unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

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