What is Zinc Pyrithione?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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See also: Scalpe lotion

Zinc pyrithione is a topical agent used as a topical antifungal and antibacterial. It is often used for the treatment of dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis but may also be used to treat other skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, athletes foot, and ringworm.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Dandruff 3 2
Seborrheic dermatitis 2 1
Dry heaves 1 0
Itching 1 1
Itchy scalp 1 3
Psoriasis 1 0

Show all 10 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
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zinc Pyrithione

Side effect Patients
Hair loss 1

Why patients stopped taking Zinc Pyrithione

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Zinc Pyrithione

Duration

Stopped taking Zinc Pyrithione

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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