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Overview

Introduction

8X Shampoo is an anti-dandruff medicine that is used to treat dandruff. It fights against the dandruff causing microorganisms to stop their spreading and growth. It rejuvenates the skin cells and helps in getting dandruff free hair.

8X Shampoo is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. Before using it you must read the label for a proper application that will ensure a better efficacy of the medicine. If it gets into your eyes, nose, mouth or vagina rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine. If your condition does not improve or gets worse, you should talk to your doctor.

The most common side effect of this medicine includes itching, dryness, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. These are usually self-limiting. Serious side effects are rare. You must consult the doctor if you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.).

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take this medicine with proper consultation and caution.

Uses of 8X Shampoo

Side effects of 8X Shampoo

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use 8X Shampoo

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use.

How 8X Shampoo works

8X Shampoo is a combination of two antifungal medicines: Ciclopirox and Zinc pyrithione which treat dandruff. These medicines work by stopping the growth of fungi that cause dandruff by preventing them from forming their own protective covering.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
No interaction found/established
Breastfeeding
No interaction found/established
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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8x shampoo twice a week
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References
  1. 8X Shampoo (Ciclopirox + Zinc pyrithione) [Prescribing Information]. Mumbai, India: Cipla Limited; 2018. [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link
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