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Selsun is sold or prescribed under a wide variety of names. Selsun Blue, Exsel, Glo-Sel, Head and Shoulders Intensive Treatment, Sel Pen Blue, Selseb, and generically as selenium sulfide topical treatment can all be found at the local pharmacy. It is a medication topical treatment often mixed in with shampoos and conditioners. It is a member of the antifungal family and is used to prevent and treat the growth of fungus on the skin. The most common of the skin fungi that Selsun is effective against includes dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and tinea versicolor—a fungus that alters the coloration of the skin.

This medication is not intended for use on the face, in the eyes, the nose, or the mouth. If accidental application occurs, the area should be flushed well with water. If irritation persist, the physician should be notified for advice. If Selsun is ingested, medical assistance without delay may be necessary. Patients should keep this and all other medicated products out of reach of children.

Symptoms often improve well before the infection is completely gone. Ending treatment prematurely will often invite the infection back, which usually makes it more stubborn and resistant to treatment. If a physician has prescribed this medication, patients should be sure to use the medication as prescribed and for the entire duration that it has been prescribed.

Patients who have experienced an allergic reaction to Selsun or any of the major brands or generic lines in the past should not use it again in any form.

There is no conclusive evidence to determine whether or not this medication will cause any type of damage to a developing fetus. It is not clear whether or not this medication passes into the mother’s breast milk or what affect if any, it would have on a nursing baby. Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult their physician before use.

There is not a set dosing schedule with most forms of Selsun. Most patients use it once daily when showering. If a dose is missed, it can be used when remembered. However, it is possible to overdose on Selsun, and patients should not use this medication in other ways than recommended or prescribed.

Seizures are known to occur when patients use too much Selsun. Usually this results from obsessive compulsive washing and using the medication excessively throughout the day. Other dangerous side effects may occur as well.

In the event that Selsun is ingested, patients should seek immediate medical care. Symptoms can range from vomiting to nausea, tremors to violent stomach cramping and diarrhea.

Side effects are usually mild. Mild itching and irritation at the site can be common and require no intervention by a physician. Allergic reactions, however, require immediate medical attention. Allergic reactions present with hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, mouth, lips, tongue, or throat.

Patients who experience a severe skin rash with redness, itching, burning, peeling, and cracking should seek medical advice immediately. This is not a common side effect and can indicate a serious reaction.

Patients should always talk with their physician before adding any other topical medication to their routine. In most cases, an additional topical will cause more harm than good and should be avoided.

Selsun has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of selsun

• Molecular formula of selsun is SSe
Selsun available : 2.5% lotion 120ml bottle

Generic name: Selenium Sulfide

Brand name(s): Exsel, Sebusan, Selensulfid, SeS, Sulfur selenide, Versel Lotion

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