This information is intended for use by health professionals
CAPASAL™ THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
Salicylic Acid 0.5% w/w; Coconut Oil 1.0% w/w; Distilled Coal Tar 1.0% w/w.
Viscous, golden brown shampoo.
For use as a shampoo in the treatment of dry, scaly scalp conditions such as seborrhoeic eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, pityriasis capitis, psoriasis, and cradle cap in children. It may also be used to remove previous scalp applications.
For adults, children and the elderly: Use as a shampoo, daily if necessary. Wet the hair thoroughly. Massage a small amount of the shampoo into the scalp, leaving on for a few minutes before washing out. Repeat, producing a rich lather. Rinse hair well and dry.
Not to be used in cases of sensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Keep away from the eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. For external use only. In case of irritation, discontinue treatment.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
There are no known toxic effects resulting from excessive use of Capasal.
The preparation has been designed as an aid in the treatment of dry, scaly scalp conditions by incorporating into a shampoo formulation three well known ingredients which have been established as safe and effective for use in this indication. They are as follows:
0.5% salicylic acid - mild keratolytic
1.0% coconut oil - emollient, softening agent and lubricant
1.0% distilled coal tar - anti-pruritic, keratoplastic
The preparation may also be used conveniently to remove any previous topical application.
The active ingredients of the formulation are readily available for intimate contact with the skin, as the shampoo is massaged into the scalp and left on for a few minutes before washing out. This is then repeated in order to produce a rich lather. The detergent effect of the shampoo will also remove any previous application to the scalp.
No relevant information additional to that contained elsewhere in the SPC.
Lauric Acid Diethanolamide; Coco Amido Propyl Dimethyl Betaine; Triethanolamine Lauryl Sulfate (trolamine lauril sulfate); Phenoxyethanol; Ammonium Sulfate; Purified Water.
Do not store above 25°C. Keep away from direct sunlight.
Plastic 'flip top' bottle containing 250 ml. This is supplied as an original pack (OP).
Tatmore Place, Gosmore
Hitchin, Herts SG4 7QR, UK.