Summary of Product Characteristics Updated 31-Mar-2020 | Dermal Laboratories Limited
Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
Distilled coal tar
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
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, reducing the frequency of use to once or twice a week as the condition improves. Thereafter, occasional use may be necessary. Wet the hair thoroughly. Massage a small amount of the shampoo into the scalp (approximately a quantity the size of a fifty pence piece for short hair, adjusting up depending on length/thickness of hair), leaving on for a few minutes before washing out. If necessary, 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 sight and reach of children.
For external use only.
In case of irritation, or if there is no improvement after 4 weeks, or the scalp condition seems to look or feel worse, discontinue treatment and tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
No known side effects.
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 or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
There are no known toxic effects resulting from excessive use of Capasal.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Antipsoriatics for topical use, Tars. ATC code: D05AA.
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:
1.0% distilled coal tar
0.5% salicylic acid
1.0% coconut oil
emollient, softening agent and lubricant
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.
There are no preclinical data of relevance to the prescriber, which are additional to those already included in other sections of the SmPC.
Lauric acid diethanolamide
Coco amido propyl dimethyl betaine
Triethanolamine lauryl sulfate (trolamine lauril sulfate)
36 months in unopened container.
Do not store above 25°C. Keep away from direct sunlight.
30 ml high density polyethylene bottles with polypropylene screwcaps.
50, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350 and 500 ml high density polyethylene bottles with polypropylene dispensing screwcaps.
10 ml aluminium foil/polyester/polyethylene laminate sachets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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