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Seldan Shampoo

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Seldan Shampoo is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of dandruff. It prevents the growth of fungi, which are responsible for causing dandruff on your scalp.

Seldan Shampoo is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as directed by your doctor. The amount you need, and how long you should take will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not leave it for too long, as long term contact may cause irritation or burning sensation. You should avoid getting in contact with your mouth, eyes, and nose. In case of accidental contact, wash it off with plenty of water. Keep using it regularly to get the most benefit.

The most common side effects of this medicine include dry hair, hair loss, and hair discoloration. Speak with your doctor if you experience any of these side effects which bothers you. Your doctor may be able to suggest you reduce the side effects or suggest an alternative medicine.

Uses of Seldan Shampoo

Benefits of Seldan Shampoo

In Dandruff

Seldan Shampoo works by killing and stopping the growth of fungus that is causing the dandruff. It also helps treat other fungal infections of the scalp and hair. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse off. This medicine is a safe and effective way to get rid of dandruff. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Seldan Shampoo

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Seldan

  • Dry hair
  • Hair loss
  • Hair discoloration

How to use Seldan Shampoo

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

How Seldan Shampoo works

Seldan Shampoo is an anti-fungal medicine. It works against the fungal cells by preventing the growth of fungi, which cause dandruff on your scalp.

Safety Advice

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Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Apply it as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor.
  • Do not apply it on dry and irritated scalp.
  • Do not leave it for more than 5 minutes, as long term contact may cause irritation or burning sensation. 
  • Avoid contact with eyes. If accidental contact occurs, rinse immediately with cold water.

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Chemical Class
Non-metal sulfides
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Patient Concerns

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Q. What is Seldan Shampoo? What is it used for?

Seldan Shampoo is an antifungal medication used to control scaling, flaking and itching caused by dandruff. Dandruff is caused by excessive growth of Pityrosporum orbiculare (Malassezia furfur), which is part of normal skin flora. It is also used to treat irregular white or brown patches which occur on the body and sometimes appear after being in the sun (tinea/pityriasis versicolor). Regular application of Seldan Shampoo on the scalp relieves itching and discomfort in people suffering from dandruff.

Q. Can Seldan Shampoo be used in kids?

No, Seldan Shampoo should not be used in kids as the safety with this medicine in the children is yet to be known. Refrain from self-medicating this medication in children or yourself. Always consult your doctor before using Seldan Shampoo.

Q. Is Seldan Shampoo an antibacterial agent?

No, Seldan Shampoo is not an antibacterial agent. It is an antifungal medicine which is used to treat dandruff. Pityrosporum orbiculare (Malassezia furfur) is a fungus which plays an important role in the development of dandruff. Seldan Shampoo being an antifungal agent is very effective against the fungal infection causing the dandruff.

Q. How often should I use Seldan Shampoo?

If you are using it to treat dandruff, use it only twice weekly and if you are using it to prevent dandruff, use it once weekly. Do not use Seldan Shampoo more often than directed. However, if not sure, consult your doctor.

Q. How should I apply Seldan Shampoo?

You should first wash your hair or affected area thoroughly with water. Then apply a small amount of Seldan Shampoo on the scalp. Massage properly to form lather. Leave it for 3-5 minutes and then thoroughly rinse it with water. If you have long and thick hair, you can wash with your usual shampoo first and then use Seldan Shampoo.

Q. I have started using Seldan Shampoo. By when can I expect to start seeing the improvements?

The symptoms of the infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment. However, signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. Do not stop applying this medicine before the duration advised by your doctor, even if you feel better.

Q. Can Seldan Shampoo affect vision if it gets into the eye while washing hair?

Be careful while washing your hair and do not let the shampoo get into the eye. However, if it accidentally enters the eye, do not worry and wash your eyes gently with water.

Q. What if someone accidentally swallows Seldan Shampoo?

Seldan Shampoo is meant for external use only and you should use it carefully so that it does not get into the mouth. If you accidentally get Seldan Shampoo in your mouth, wash out your mouth with water. Do not worry, accidental swallowing is normally harmless. But, if you are worried, contact your doctor immediately.

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