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Capasal shampoo

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Information specific to: Capasal shampoo.

About Capasal shampoo and how it works

This medicine is used in the treatment of dry scalp conditions such as dandruff, cradle cap, dermatitis and psoriasis. It is also used to remove other medicines that have been applied to the scalp.

This medicine contains three main ingredients: coconut oil, salicylic acid and distilled coal tar. Coconut oil keeps the scalp moist and helps soften dry skin. Salicylic acid breaks down dry skin patches and helps removes scaly and flaky skin. Distilled coal tar relieves itching and helps restore skin structure. All these ingredients work together to relieve dry, scaly and itchy skin.

This medicine is available as a shampoo that is applied to the scalp.

Keep this medicine away from your eyes.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Capasal shampoo

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if this medicine is for someone who is:

  • allergic or sensitive to or has had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Capasal shampoo

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people having this medicine:

  • irritation - stop using this medicine if skin irritation occurs

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check how much you should use and if there is anything that you need to do if you use more than the recommended amount. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine is for external use only.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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