What is in this leaflet___________
This leaflet answers some common questions about SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have benefits and risks. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo against the benefits this medicine is expected to have for you.
If you have any concerns about using this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
You may need to read it again.
What SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is used for_______
This medicine is an anti-dandruff formulation used to:
* reduce flaking
* control itching
* prevent symptoms of dandruff
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called keratolytic and anti- inflammatory agents.
It works by increasing the cell turnover rate of the scalp and reduce the thickness of the epidermis.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is not addictive.
It is available without a doctor's prescription.
Before you use SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
When you must not use it
Do not use SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo if you have an allergy to:
* any medicine containing
salicylic acid or coal tar
* any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include shortness of breath, wheezing or troubled breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body; rash, itching or hives on the skin.
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date printed on the bottle or if the bottle shows signs of tampering.
If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
If you are not sure whether you
should start using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
Before you start to use it
Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines,
foods, preservatives or dyes.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you get without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket
or health food shop.
How to use SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo_________
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist carefully.
They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
If you do not understand the instructions on the bottle, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.
How to use it
Apply a small amount to the hair, lather with the aid of water. Allow to act for at least two minutes then rinse with water. May repeat process if desired.
When to use it
Use the shampoo twice a week.
Using the shampoo on the same two days each week will help you to remember when to use it.
How long to use it
Continue using your medicine
until you have the desired results, then reduce frequency or for as long as your doctor recommends.
If you are not sure how long you
should be using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
If you forget to use it
Use the shampoo the next time you remember, there is no need to make up the missed treatment.
Do not increase the amount of time the shampoo is left on for, or increase the number of treatments to make up for the treatment you have missed.
This may increase the chance of you getting an unwanted side effect.
If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have trouble remembering to use your shampoo, ask your pharmacist for some hints.
If you use too much or swallow the shampoo
Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26) for advice, or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have injested SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
You may need urgent medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include an upset stomach, vomiting, dizziness or sweating.
__________________While you are using
SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo_
Things you must not do
Do not give your shampoo to
anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.
Do not use on inflamed or broken skin. Avoid contact with the eyes.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, inform your doctor before use to discuss the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
Things to be careful of
Protect your skin when you are in the sun, especially between 10am and 3pm. If outdoors, wear protective clothing and use a 30+ sunscreen.
Salicylic acid may cause your skin to be much more sensitive to sunlight than it is normally. Exposure to sunlight may cause a skin rash, itching, redness, or severe sunburn.
If your skin does appear to be
burning, see your doctor as soon as possible. You may need
May cause staining of clothing, bedding and other items. May discolour blonde or bleached hair.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are using SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.
This medicine is effective for the treatment of dandruff but it may
have unwanted side effects in some people. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects.
Do not be alarmed by the following lists of side effects.
You may not experience any of them.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
* skin ulceration or erosion
* acne like eruptions
* increased sensitivity to light
* skin irritation
The above list includes the more
common side effects.
If any of the following happen, tell your doctor immediately or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital:
* symptoms of an allergic reaction such as shortness of breath, wheezing or troubled breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body; rash, itching or hives on the skin.
These are serious side effects. You
may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.
Tell your doctor if you notice
anything else that is making you
Other side effects not listed above may occur in some people.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have about the side effects.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects.
You may not experience any of them.
After using SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Keep your shampoo in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25 degrees C.
Do not store SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo or any other medicine in the bathroom, where it can be easily reached by children or near a sink. Do not leave it on a window sill or in the car.
Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Keep it where children cannot reach it.
A locked cupboard at least one-and-a half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
If your doctor tells you to stop
using this medicine or the expiry date has passed, ask your pharmacist what to do with any
medicine that is left over.
What it looks like
SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo comes in a 50mL, blue coloured bottle, with a pump dispenser. It is filled with a yellow coloured solution.
Coal Tar Solution 5%(v/v)
Salicylic Acid 2%(w/v)
* sodium lauryl sulphate
* glyceryl monostearate
* boric acid
* disodium edetate
* sandalwood oil
* pine oil sylvestine
* sodium chloride
* sodium citrate
* citric acid monohydrate
* purified water, freshly boiled and cooled.
This medicine does not contain
sucrose, tartrazine or any other azo
Danelle Shaw Pty Ltd
ABN 56 037 024 360
50 Hayman Rd
Bentley WA 6102
AUST L number
* SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo - AUST L 1234
This leaflet was updated in August
SalCoal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is a registered trademark of Danelle Shaw Australia Pty Ltd.