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Brand & Generic Names

Buf-Bar Head & Shoulders Intensive
Capitrol Treatment Regular
CHLOROXINE Formula Dandruff Lotion
DHS Zinc Shampoo
Danex Head & Shoulders Intensive
Dan-Gard Treatment 2 in 1 Formula
Episel Dandruff Lotion Shampoo
Exsel Meted Maximum Strength
Glo-Sel Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Head & Shoulders with Conditioners
Head & Shoulders Anti- PYRITHIONE
dandruff Cream Shampoo SALICYLIC ACID,
Normal to Dry Formula SULFUR AND COAL TAR
Head & Shoulders Anti- Sebex-T Tar Shampoo
dandruff Cream Shampoo Sebulex Conditioning
Normal to Oily Formula Suspension Shampoo
Head & Shoulders Anti- Sebulex Lotion Shampoo
dandruff Lotion Shampoo Sebulon
Normal to Dry Formula Sebutone
Head & Shoulders Anti- SELENIUM SULFIDE
dandruff Lotion Shampoo Selsun
Normal to Oily Formula Selsun Blue
Head & Shoulders Anti- Selsun Blue Regular Formula
dandruff Lotion Shampoo SULFUR (scalp)
2 in 1 Formula Theraplex Z
Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Vanseb-T
Conditioning Formula Vanseb Cream Dandruff
Lotion Shampoo Shampoo
Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Vanseb Lotion Dandruff
Regular Formula Lotion Shampoo
Shampoo Zincon
Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp ZNP
2 in 1 Formula Lotion
Head & Shoulders Intensive
Treatment Conditioning
Formula Dandruff Lotion

Basic Information

  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? Yes
  • Available as generic? No
  • Drug class: Antiseborrheic


    Treats dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis of scalp.

Dosage & Usage Information

How to use:
Wet hair and scalp.
Apply enough medicine to form lather.
Rub in well. Keep away from eyes.
Allow to remain on scalp 3 to 5 minutes then rinse.
Repeat above steps once.

When to use:
As directed by doctor. Twice a week for shampoo is average.

If you forget a dose:
Use as soon as you remember.

What drug does:
Slows cell growth in scales on scalp.

Time lapse before drug works:
Varies a great deal. If no improvement in 2 weeks, notify doctor.

Don't use with:
Other scalp preparations without notifying doctor.
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.


None expected.


  • Not for internal use. If child accidentally swallows, call poison-control center.
  • Dial 911 (emergency) or O (operator) for an ambulance or medical help. Then give first aid immediately.
  • See EMERGENCY Information.

Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects


    None expected.


    None expected.


  • Irritation not present before using, rash.
  • Dryness or itching scalp.


    None expected.

Warnings & Precautions

Don't use if:

  • You have had an allergic reaction to chloroxine, clioquinol (iodochlorhydroxyquin), iodoquinol (diiodohydroxyquin) or edate sodium.
  • Scalp is blistered or infected with oozing or raw areas.

Before you start, consult your doctor:
If you are allergic to anything.

Over age 60:
No problems expected.

No problems expected, but check with doctor.

No problems expected, but check with doctor.

Infants & children:
No problems expected, but check with doctor.

Prolonged use:
No problems expected, but check with doctor.

Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected, but check with doctor.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
No problems expected, but check with doctor.

No problems expected, but check with doctor.


  • If medicine accidentally gets into eyes, flush them immediately with cool water.
  • Heat and moisture in bathroom medicine cabinet can cause breakdown of medicine. Store someplace else.
  • Keep cool, but don't freeze.

Possible Interaction with Other Drugs

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Other medical May accentuate
shampoos adverse reactions of each medicine.

Possible Interaction with Other Substances

--------------- ---------------
Alcohol: None expected.
Beverages: None expected.
Cocaine: None expected.
Foods: None expected.
Marijuana: None expected.
Tobacco: None expected.

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