Drug Index

Selenium

Mechanism :

Protects cellular components from oxidative damage by acting as antioxidant


Indication :

  • Scalp seborrhea
  • Tinea versicolor
  • Tinea capitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Trace element deficiency

Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity to any component of the formula 


Dosing :

Scalp seborrhea:
Lotion/Shampoo: Apply 5-10 ml of the lotion/shampoo in the wet scalp. Massage it and leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse thoroughly. Apply twice each week for two weeks.
Tinea versicolor:
Lather 2.5% lotion on the affected areas with water. Leave it on 10 minutes. Apply once daily for one week.
Psoriasis:
Apply sufficient lotion on the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes. Apply every day for 1-3 weeks.
Tinea capitis:
Apply it on the scalp and lather the lotion with water. Leave it on for couple of minutes.
Parenteral nutrition:
Infants, children: 10-40 kg: IV- 1-2 mcg/kg/day, Maximum dose- 100 mcg/day.
Children, adolescents ≥40 kg: 2-3 mcg/kg/day, maximum dose- 100 mcg/day

Adverse Effect :

Alopecia, burning, itching, dryness


Interaction :

Not labelled drug interactions 

Lactation :

Not enough studies, use cautiously


Hepatic Dose :

No adjustments labelled


Pregnanacy :

Not enough studies, use cautiously

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