What is Selenium sulfide topical?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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

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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 8 4
Psoriasis on head 2 3
Chronic idiopathic hives 1 2
Dandruff 1 1
Itchy scalp 1 2
Multiple sclerosis 1 2

  • 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 1
Mild 0
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Selenium sulfide topical

Side effect Patients
Hair loss 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Selenium sulfide topical

Dosage Patients
1 % m,w,f 1
2.25 % daily 1
1% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Selenium sulfide topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 2
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Selenium sulfide topical

Duration

Currently taking Selenium sulfide topical

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

Stopped taking Selenium sulfide topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 5
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Selenium sulfide topical.