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Selenium Sulphide



Dandruff, pityriasis versicolor, seborrhoea of scalp.

How it works

Topical selenium sulfide may act by an antimitotic action, resulting in a reduction in the turnover of epidermal cells. Selenium sulfide decreases the rate of incorporation of radioactively labeled thymidine into the DNA of dermal epithelial cells. The following organisms are generally considered susceptible to selenium sulfide in vitro: Malassezia furfur, Microsporum sp. including Microsporum audouinii and Microsporum canis, Pityrosporon sp., Trichophyton sp. including Trichophyton schoenleinii and Trichophyton tonsurans.

Common side effects

Dry hair, Hair loss, Skin irritation


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)