Drug Index

Coal Tar

 
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Mechanism :

It is a black, thick, viscous liquid that reduces the thickness of the epidermal layer of the skin.


Indication :

• 4.25% ointment/Scalp solution

• Psoriasis

• Seborrheic dermatitis


Contraindications :

Should not be used in sore, acute or pustular psoriasis or in presence of infection. Avoid applying to eyes, mucosa and broken or inflamed skin.


Dosing :

Creams/lotions: Apply 1-3 times daily.

Shampoos: Use once or twice weekly, then repeat if necessary.


Adverse Effect :

Skin irritation and acne-like eruptions, and photosensitivity.


Interaction :

No significant interaction found.


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