Alphosyl 2 In 1 Shampoo (250ml)

£7.99£19.99

  • Treats Dandruff And Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
  • Relieves A Dry, Flaky, Red, Itchy Scalp
  • Active ingredient coal tar extract
  • Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy

Alphosyl is a 2-in-1 shampoo used to treat scalp conditions including eczema, psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis. It reduces scaling, inflammation and dandruff caused by any of these conditions.

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Product Description

What is Alphosyl used for?

Alphosyl is a 2-in-1 shampoo used to treat scalp conditions including eczema, psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis. It reduces scaling, inflammation and dandruff caused by any of these conditions. Its active ingredient is coal tar extract, which works by limiting the growth of skin cells on the scalp. It also breaks down keratin, the protein which makes up hair and the outer layer of the skin.

What is dandruff?

Dandruff is a common skin condition., where white or grey flakes of skin appear in the hair. Dandruff is not contagious. But it can be unpleasant. Use Selsun shampoo to treat dandruff. Leave the shampoo in your hair for at least five minutes. This gives time for the active ingredients to work.

How should I use Alphosyl shampoo?

Massage Alphosyl into wet hair and the scalp. After a few minutes, you should have a lather which covers the affected areas. Rinse the shampoo out of your hair, and repeat the process if required.

Alphosyl should be used one or two times per week to reduce dandruff, or once every two or three days for the other scalp conditions (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis).

Although Alphosyl 2-in-1 shampoo is available without a prescription, you still need to follow instructions closely in order to notice improvements to your symptoms.

When should Alphosyl not be used?

Do not use this shampoo if the affected area of skin is broken or infected.

Alphosyl is unsuitable for you if you may be allergic or sensitive to coal tar, or to any of its inactive ingredients such as parahydroxybenzoates. Stop using Alphosyl if you begin to notice a reaction to the product.

Is it safe to use Alphosyl while I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Alphosyl is not known to be harmful to mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding. As is the case with all medicines, though, you should consult your doctor just to be safe. This is especially important if you are in the first trimester of a pregnancy.

What precautions should I take before using Alphosyl?

Alphosyl can cause discolorations of the skin, hair, or of your clothes. Seek medical assistance if you swallow any of this shampoo. Alphosyl may also increase your sensitivity to sunlight, so avoid tanning beds or excessive sunlight while using this treatment.

Warnings

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Do not use this shampoo if the affected area of skin is broken or infected.

Alphosyl is unsuitable for you if you may be allergic or sensitive to coal tar, or to any of its inactive ingredients such as parahydroxybenzoates. Stop using Alphosyl if you begin to notice a reaction to the product.

Children under the age of 12 should only use Alphosyl if advised by a GP or pharmacist.

Keep this product away from your eyes and mouth.

Alphosyl may increase your sensitivity to sunlight, so avoid tanning beds or excessive sunlight while using this treatment.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Side Effects

Alphosyl can have side-effects like all medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and
are usually mild.

However if you do they can include:

– Hair loss,
– Eye irritation,
– Skin irritation,
– Discoloration of hair or skin,
– Change in hair texture,
– Rash,
– Swelling,
– Increased sensitivity to sunlight.

Some of the above may be due to your scalp condition. Take notice of any effects that you experience for the first time once you start using this treatment.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Further Information

Click here For the patient information leaflet