Selenium sulfide

Administration

  • Type: Antiseborrheic
  • Dosage Forms:
  • Routes of Administration: Topical
  • Common Trade Names:

Adult Dosing

  • Pityriasis versicolor: apply topically once daily, leave on for 10min prior to rinsing thoroughly
  • Dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis: apply 5-10ml topically twice weekly

Pediatric Dosing

Safety/efficacy not established

Special Populations

Contraindications

  • Allergy to class/drug
  • Inflamed or infected areas of skin

Adverse Reactions

Serious

Common

  • Skin irritation

Pharmacology

  • Half-life:
  • Metabolism:
  • Excretion:

Mechanism of Action

  • Antimitotic resulting in reduced turnover of epidermal cells.

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Authors:

Claire