| Sebizole Shampoo
| Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
What is Sebizole Shampoo?
Sebizole Shampoo containing the active ingredient ketoconazole is used to control itching, scaling and flaking of the scalp caused by dandruff. It belongs to a class of medication called imidazoles antifungals. The medication can help slow the growth of yeast and fungi infections by interfering and killing their cell membranes.
How is Sebizole Shampoo used?
Sebizole Shampoo is usually used once every 3 to 4 days for up to 8 weeks or as directed by a doctor. To prevent a relapse in the condition, the shampoo should be used once every 1 to 2 weeks after the dandruff has cleared up. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition, the length of their hair and their response to the therapy. Wet the hair with warm water before applying the shampoo to the scalp. Massage the lather into the scalp gently with the fingertips and let it rest for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing.
Sebizole Shampoo may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Difficulty breathing
- Dry or oily hair or scalp
- Hair loss
- Inflammation of the skin
- Irritation, itching or burning at application site
- Discoloration of hair
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.