Zinc pyrithione

Information about Zinc pyrithione

Zinc pyrithione Uses

Zinc pyrithione is used in the treatment of dandruff.

How Zinc pyrithione works

Zinc pyrithione is an anti-fungal medicine. It makes fungal cell to absorb copper which in turn inactivates protein mechanism in cells. This is how it stops fungal growth.

Common side effects of Zinc pyrithione

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MDS (Oral Pathology & Microbiology), BDS
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MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated:
18 Feb 2020 | 11:52 AM (UTC)
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Expert advice for Zinc pyrithione

  • Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of contact, wash eyes liberally with water.
  • Leave the shampoo on for three to five minutes before rinsing.
  • Do not bandage, cover or wrap the treated scalp area unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Stop using Zinc pyrithione and inform your doctor if you notice any irritation or any other skin infection.


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