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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 2 1
Psoriasis on head 2 1
Impulse control disorder 1 0
Itchy scalp 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

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

Side effect Patients
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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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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