| Sebizole Shampoo
| Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
What is Sebizole Shampoo?
Sebizole Shampoo containing the active ingredient ketoconazole is an imidazoles type of antifungal medication. It can help slow the growth of fungi infections by interfering and killing their cell membranes. The shampoo is used to control flaking, scaling and itching of the scalp caused by dandruff.
How is Sebizole Shampoo used?
Sebizole Shampoo should be used every 3 to 4 days for up to 8 weeks or as directed by a doctor. Once the dandruff has cleared up, it can be used once every 1 to 2 weeks to prevent the condition from returning. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the length of the patientís hair, the condition of the scalp and their response to the therapy. The hair should be wet with warm water prior to applying the medication. Apply the shampoo and massage the lather into the scalp gently with the fingertips and leave in place for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing it out with warm water.
Sebizole Shampoo may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Discoloration of hair
- Irritation, itching or burning at application site
- Inflammation of the skin
- Hair loss
- Dry or oily hair or scalp
- Difficulty breathing
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Sebizole Shampoo is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.