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Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
CapasalTM Therapeutic Shampoo
salicylic acid, coconut oil, distilled coal tar
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you need more information or advice. If you get any of the side effects talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
You must talk to a doctor if your skin condition is not improving or if it feels worse after 4 weeks.
1. What Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
3. How to use Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Do not use Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to salicylic acid, coconut oil, distilled coal tar or any of the other ingredients of Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo listed in Section 6.
Take special care when using this product:
Keep the undiluted shampoo, and the lather, away from the eyes.
This product is not known to affect, or to be affected by, any other medicines.
This product can be used during pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding. The ingredients have been in widespread use in this and similar preparations for many years, without reports of problems.
However, safety trials have not been conducted.
Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.
Use Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo only to treat the scalp conditions that it is intended for.
Use as a shampoo until the scalp looks and feels better or as recommended by your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. Capasal can be used daily if required, reducing frequency of use to once or twice a week as your condition improves.
Thereafter, occasional use may be necessary.
The product, or the lather, may cause irritation if it gets into the eyes. If this happens, rinse with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid washing product into the other eye.
If irritation persists, contact a doctor or hospital.
Do not worry if you use too much shampoo, simply rinse hair under running water and continue as instructed above.
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If there is no improvement after 4 weeks, or if your scalp condition seems to look or feel worse, discontinue use of the product and consult your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Like all medicines, Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. This product has been specially designed for use on dry or problem skin, but in some rare cases it can cause irritant or allergic skin reactions on extremely sensitive skin. These rare effects tend to occur during or soon after the first few uses.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
The active ingredients are salicylic acid (0.5% w/w), coconut oil (1.0% w/w) and distilled coal tar (1.0% w/w).
The other ingredients are lauric acid diethanolamide, coco amido propyl dimethyl betaine, triethanolamine lauryl sulfate, ammonium sulfate, phenoxyethanol, and purified water.
The product is a golden brown shampoo that smells of coal tar. The product is available in 250 ml plastic bottles fitted with dispensing caps. (30 ml bottles are also available to medical and allied professionals.)
This leaflet was last revised in January 2023.
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