What is coal tar-salicylic acid topical?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Capasal Shampoo

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The combination of coal tar and salicylic acid is available as a topical preparation to treat psoriasis and other skin conditions. As a psoriasis treatment, it acts as a scale lifter, helping to soften and remove psoriasis scales as well as slow the rapid growth of skin cells.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with coal tar-salicylic acid topical

Side effect Patients Percentage
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking coal tar-salicylic acid topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ketoconazole topical (Ketoconazole Shampoo) 1
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1 patient evaluation for coal tar-salicylic acid topical

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis on head)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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