Label: SELENIUM SULFIDE - selenium sulfide shampoo 

  • NDC Code(s): 49908-146-80
  • Packager: Rochester Pharmaceuticals
  • Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: unapproved drug other

Drug Label Information

Updated 02/13

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  • DESCRIPTION

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    Selenium Sulfide 2.25% Shampoo

    A liquid antiseborrehic, antifungal preparation for topical application.

    Each gram of Selenium Sulfide 2.25% Shampoo contains 22.5mg selenium sulfide, ammonium lauryl sulfate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, chromium oxide greens, citric acid, cocamidopropyl betaine, D and C yellow No. 8, diazolidinyl urea, edetate disodium, FD and C red No. 40, fragrance, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, magnesium aluminum silicate, methylparaben, panthenol, PPG-2 hydroxyethyl coco/isostearamide, propyleneglycol, propylparaben, purified water, sodium citrate, titanium dioxide, tocopheryl acetate, urea and zinc pyrithione.

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  • CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

    Selenium sulfide appears to have a cytostatic effect on cells of the epidermis and follicular epithelium, reducing corneocyte production.

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  • PHARMACOKINETICS

    The mechanism of action of topically applied selenium sulfide is not yet known.

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  • INDICATIONS & USAGE

    A liquid antiseborrheic, antifungal preparation for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, dandruff and tinea versicolor. Urea hydrates and is useful for conditions such as dry scalp.

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  • CONTRAINDICATIONS

    Contraindicated in persons with known or suspected hypersensitivity to any of the listed ingredients.

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  • WARNINGS

    For external use only. Not for ophthalmic use. DO NOT USE ON BROKEN SKIN OR INFLAMED AREAS. If allergic reaction occurs, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes, genital areas and
    skin folds, as irritation and burning may result. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

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  • PRECAUTIONS

    This medication is to be used as directed by a physician. Not to be used when inflammation or exudation is present as increased absorption may occur.

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  • CARCINOGENESIS

    Dermal application of 25% and 50% solutions of 2.5% selenium sulfide lotion on mice over an 88-week period indicated no carcinogenic effects.

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  • PREGNANCY

    CATEGORY C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with this medication. It is also not known whether this product can cause fetal harm when applied to the body surfaces of a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Under ordinary circumstances, selenium sulfide 2.25% shampoo should not be used by pregnant women.

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  • NURSING MOTHERS

    It is not known whether or not this drug is secreted in human milk. Because many drugs are secreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when this product is administered to a nursing woman.

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  • PEDIATRIC USE

    Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.

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  • ADVERSE REACTIONS

    In decreasing order of severity: skin irritation; occasional reports of increase in normal hair loss; discoloration of hair (can be avoided or minimized by thorough rinsing of hair after treatment). As with other shampoos, oiliness or dryness of hair and scalp may occur.

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  • OVERDOSAGE

    There are no documented reports of serious toxicity in humans resulting from acute ingestion of selenium sulfide 2.25% shampoo.  However, acute toxicity studies in animals suggest that ingestion of large amounts could result in potential human toxicity. Evacuation of the stomach contents should be considered in cases of acute oral ingestion.

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  • DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING

    For seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff: Generally 2 applications each week for 2 weeks will control symptoms. Subsequently, shampoo may be used less frequently – weekly, every 2 weeks, every 3 to 4 weeks or as directed by a physician.  Should not be applied more frequently than necessary to maintain control.

    For tinea versicolor: Apply to affected areas and lather with a small amount of water. Allow product to remain on skin for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Repeat procedure once a day for seven days or as directed by a physician. Close
  • HOW SUPPLIED

    Selenium Sulfide 2.25% Shampoo is supplied in 180 mL bottles, NDC 49908-146-80.

    Store at 20ºC to 25ºC (68ºF to 77ºF), excursions permitted between 15ºC and 30ºC (between 59ºF and 86ºF). Brief exposure to temperatures up to 40ºC (104ºF) may be tolerated provided the mean kinetic temperature does not exceed 25ºC (77ºF); however, such exposure should be minimized. Protect from freezing.

    KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

    Manufactured for:
    Rochester Pharmaceuticals
    Rochester, NY 14624
    1-866-458-1772
    www.RochesterPharm.com

    SSS-PI-0912

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  • Package Label
  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    SELENIUM SULFIDE 
    selenium sulfide shampoo
    Product Information
    Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:49908-146
    Route of Administration TOPICAL DEA Schedule     
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
    SELENIUM SULFIDE (SELENIUM SULFIDE) SELENIUM SULFIDE 22.5 mg  in 1 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Strength
    Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate  
    medium-chain triglycerides  
    chromium dioxide  
    Cocamidopropyl Betaine  
    D&C Yellow NO. 8  
    Diazolidinyl Urea  
    edetate disodium  
    FD&C RED NO. 40  
    Hypromellose 2208 (100 MPA.S)  
    magnesium aluminum silicate  
    methylparaben  
    panthenol  
    propylene glycol  
    propylparaben  
    water  
    sodium citrate  
    titanium dioxide  
    ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL ACETATE  
    urea  
    pyrithione zinc  
    Packaging
    # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    1 NDC:49908-146-80 1 in 1 CARTON
    1 180 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
    Marketing Information
    Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    unapproved drug other 03/30/2011
    Labeler - Rochester Pharmaceuticals (069874500)
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