What is Selenium sulfide topical?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Selsun Blue Medicated with Menthol Dandruff Shampoo Dandrex Ektoselen

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Selenium sulfide topical is used for the treatment of itching and flaking of the scalp associated with dandruff, to control scalp seborrheic dermatitis; and for the treatment of tinea versicolor.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Seborrheic dermatitis 51 5
Chronic idiopathic hives 1 2
Dandruff 1 1
Itchy scalp 1 2
Multiple sclerosis 1 2
Nail fungus 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Selenium sulfide topical

Side effect Patients Percentage
Hair loss 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Selenium sulfide topical

Dosage Patients Percentage
1% as needed 2
2.25 % daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Selenium sulfide topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 2
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Selenium sulfide topical

Duration

Currently taking Selenium sulfide topical

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Selenium sulfide topical

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 5
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Selenium sulfide topical.