What is Coal tar topical?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Psoriasin MG 217 Psoriasis Exorex Lotion Show all

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See also: Alphosyl HC Clobetasol-coal tar-salicylic acid

Coal tar topical can be used in medicated shampoo, soap and ointment, as a treatment for dandruff and psoriasis, as well as being used to kill and repel head lice.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 22

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Coal tar topical

Side effect Patients
Allergic reaction 1
Burning sensation 1
Burning sensation in skin 1
Redness of skin (erythema) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Coal tar topical

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
2 % weekly 1
1.25 % twice daily 1
2 other twice daily 1
daily 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Coal tar topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 15
Other 5
Doctor's advice 3
Personal research 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 23 patients who've stopped taking Coal tar topical

Duration

Currently taking Coal tar topical

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Coal tar topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 6
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 12
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Coal tar topical.