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Selsun blue medicated

Generic Name: selenium sulfide (Topical route)
Detailed drug Information for Selsun Blue Medicated Treatment Topical. Includes common brand names, drug descriptions, warnings, side effects and dosing information.
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In the U.S. In Canada Available Dosage Forms: Therapeutic Class: Antiseborrheic Selenium sulfide 1% and 2.5% strengths are used on the scalp to help control the symptoms of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Selenium sulfide 2.5% strength is used also on the body to treat tinea versicolor (a type of fungus infection of the skin). In the United States, the 2.5% strength is available only with your doctor's prescription. In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered: Learn more

Selsun blue medicated Side Effects

Selsun Blue Medicated Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about selenium sulfide topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Selsun Blue Medicated.

For the Consumer

Applies to selenium sulfide topical: topical foam, topical lotion, topical shampoo

Along with its needed effects, selenium sulfide topical (the active ingredient contained in Selsun Blue Medicated) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking selenium sulfide topical:

Less common or rare

  • Skin irritation

Some side effects of selenium sulfide topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Unusual dryness or oiliness of hair or scalp

Less common

  • Increase in normal hair loss

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to selenium sulfide topical: compounding powder, topical foam, topical lotion, topical shampoo

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects including skin irritation, increased hair loss, and discoloration of hair have been reported.

Discoloration of hair can be avoided or minimized by thoroughly rinsing hair after treatment.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Selsun Blue Medicated