- salicylic acid
- coconut oil
- coal tar, distilled
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Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user
salicylic acid, coconut oil, distilled coal tar
Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice. If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo is and what it is used for
2. 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. Further information
1. WHAT CAPASAL THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE CAPASAL THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
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.
Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be affected by, any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
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.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
3. HOW TO USE CAPASAL THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
Use Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo only to treat the scalp conditions that it is intended for.
For adults, the elderly, children, infants and babies:
Use as a shampoo, daily if necessary, until your scalp condition gets better:
If the product gets into the eyes
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.
If you use too much of this product
Do not worry if you use too much shampoo, simply rinse hair under running water and continue as instructed above.
If you forget to use this product
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
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.
Stop using the product and tell your doctor or pharmacist:
Reporting of side effects
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.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE CAPASAL THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT CAPASAL THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
What Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo contains:
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.
What Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo looks like and contents of the pack
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.)
The Marketing Authorisation holder is
The Manufacturer is
This leaflet was last revised in January 2015.
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