- coal tar, distilled
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Psoriderm Scalp Lotion Shampoo
PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user
Psoriderm™ scalp lotion shampoo
distilled coal tar 2.5% w/v
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 Psoriderm Scalp Lotion Shampoo is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Psoriderm Scalp Lotion Shampoo
3. How to use Psoriderm Scalp Lotion Shampoo
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Psoriderm Scalp Lotion Shampoo
6. Further information
1. WHAT PSORIDERM SCALP LOTION SHAMPOO IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE PSORIDERM SCALP LOTION SHAMPOO
Do not use the product:
Take special care when using this product:
Keep the undiluted shampoo, and the lather, away from the eyes, mouth and the inside of your nose.
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 PSORIDERM SCALP LOTION SHAMPOO
Use this product only as a shampoo to treat scalp psoriasis.
For adults, the elderly and children:
Use as a shampoo, daily if necessary, until your scalp condition gets better:
If the shampoo gets into the eyes, nose or mouth
This product, or the lather, may cause irritation if it gets into the eyes, nose or mouth. If this happens, rinse the affected areas with plenty of water.
If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid washing product into the other eye. If irritation persists, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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, this product can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
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.
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 (see details below).
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
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5. HOW TO STORE PSORIDERM SCALP LOTION SHAMPOO
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT PSORIDERM SCALP LOTION SHAMPOO
What Psoriderm Scalp Lotion Shampoo contains:
The active ingredient is distilled coal tar (2.5% w/v).
The other ingredients are lecithin, trolamine laurilsulfate, lauric acid diethanolamide, ammonium sulfate, disodium edetate, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol and purified water.
What Psoriderm Scalp Lotion Shampoo looks like and contents of the pack
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The Manufacturer is
This leaflet was last revised in May 2017.
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