Alphosyl Shampoo is a herbal fragrance shampoo used to treat an itchy scalp, dandruff, scalp psoriasis, eczema, and seborrhoeic dermatitis. It contains the alcoholic extract of coal tar, an anti-scaling agent that breaks down the keratin, which is a part of your skin's structure, and in the process, it also breaks down your dandruff. In this way, it helps alleviate symptoms like itching that accompany dandruff.
Alphosyl shampoo is available without a prescription, but you need to seek advice from a medical professional on the best way to treat your medical condition with the help of this shampoo.
Alphosyl shampoo contains the alcoholic extract of coal tar at 5% w/w as the active ingredient. This is responsible for acting as an anti-scaling agent and alleviates symptoms like itching, and works to soothe your scalp by breaking down the keratin in your skin. It also causes the skin of the scalp to shed the top layer of dead cells and slow the growth of new skin cells, which reduces scaling, dryness and itching.
This medical shampoo is a specially designed shampoo for eczema and dandruff problems and provides relief from scalp itchiness and hair scaling almost immediately after use.
Using this shampoo is recommended when you have an itchy scalp, dandruff, scalp psoriasis, eczema or seborrhoeic dermatitis instead of using a regular shampoo, which can make your problems worse.
This 2-in-1 shampoo also has a conditioner and a herbal fragrance.
You need to use Alphosyl shampoo as directed by your doctor. You first need to wet your hair thoroughly, then massage a pea-sized amount to your scalp so that it lathers properly.
You need to leave this shampoo for 3-5 minutes on your scalp for it to start working. Rinse your hair thoroughly when done.
You need to use Alphosyl medical shampoo under the guidance of your doctor. For the first 2 to 4 weeks of treatment, you can use this shampoo once every 4 days, then taper it down to using it once every week or fortnight.
If you forget to use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo, use it the next day instead.
Alphosyl shampoo is a safe medical shampoo for the use of people with dandruff, an itchy scalp, scalp psoriasis, eczema and seborrhoeic dermatitis. But as with all medicines, Alphosyl might not be the right medication for a certain group of people. Here is when you can't use the shampoo:
This medical shampoo is generally safe for everyone to use, but using this shampoo can cause photosensitivity, so you should avoid spending a lot of time in the sun when you're using it. This shampoo can also stain your skin and clothes, but the skin stains are temporary and fade off after treatment is stopped.
Anyone can use Alphosyl shampoo. However, all drugs can cause side effects. However, not everyone might experience these side effects, or a few people may only experience minor side effects. You should call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects or any other side effects not listed here that don't go away.
The most common side effects caused by Alphosyl shampoo are:
You can store this product in a cool, dry place, away from the reach of children.
You can buy Alphosyl shampoo online from MedsNow. The medicines are delivered conveniently to your doorstep.
Is it safe to use Alphosyl while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you're pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant, speak to your doctor before using Alphosyl shampoo. If you're a mother who is breastfeeding, make sure you wash off all the traces of shampoo before you start to breastfeed.
Is it safe to use Alphosyl shampoo if you’re using any other medication?
If your doctor has prescribed you this medical shampoo, your doctor or pharmacist might be aware of possible drug interactions and might be monitoring you for them. However, it is not advisable to stop or change the dosage of this medicine before checking with your pharmacist first.
Is it safe for children to use Alphosyl shampoo?
This shampoo is only recommended for children above the age of 12.
Is it safe to use this shampoo every day?
No, it is not advisable to use this shampoo daily. Since it is a medical shampoo, it is advisable to only use it for a particular period. You can use this shampoo once every 4 days, at least for the first 2 to 4 weeks of treatment, and then taper it down to using it once every week or fortnight.
Can you buy Alphosyl shampoo without a prescription?
You can buy this shampoo without a prescription or a consultation with your doctor, but it is best to use it under medical supervision since it is a medical shampoo.
What happens if you use more than the recommended dose of Alphosyl shampoo?
Suppose you use more than the recommended dose of this medical shampoo or use it more often than recommended. In that case, you're more likely to experience side effects like skin irritation and skin sensitivity to sunlight. Consult your doctor if any symptoms persist.
Does this shampoo cause hair thinning?
While a rare side effect of using Alphosyl shampoo is a change in hair texture and hair loss because of the coal tar in the shampoo, Alphosyl 2 in 1 shampoo also contains a conditioner that nourishes your hair along with treating your scalp.
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