Each 100ml Suspension contains 2.5g selenium sulfide.
Mechanism of action:
San Druff appears to have a cytostatic effect on cells of the epidermis and follicular epithelium, thus reducing corneocyte production. San Druff acts as an antiseborrhoeic agent which effectively controls itching and scaling dandruff. It has activity against certain dermatophytes including Pityrosporum orbiculare causing pityriasis versicolor (tinea versicolor).
Treatment of dandruff, tinea versicolor, and seborrhoeic dermatitis of scalp.
Under 5 years: Safety and effectiveness in children under 5 years have not been established.
5-14 years: Treatment as for adults.
Treatment of dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis:
Rub scalp area with 1-2 teaspoons of San Druff with some water. Leave it 2-3 minutes then rinse it thoroughly with water. Repeat the application and rinse thoroughly. After use, wash your hands thoroughly. Usually two applications per week for two weeks will afford dandruff control. After this it may be used at less intervals, every two weeks, or every 3-4 weeks in some cases. It should not be applied more frequently than required to maintain control.
Treatment of tinea versicolor:
Application to skin or scalp may produce irritation or sensitization, and an increase in the amount of normal hair loss. Discoloration of the hair may occur; this can be avoided or minimized by thorough washing of the hair after treatment. As with other treatments, oiliness or dryness of hair and scalp may occur.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Do not allow contact with broken or inflamed skin.
Use in pregnancy or lactation:
The effect of the drug on pregnancy or lactation is unknown. As with all medications, avoid during the first 3 months of pregnancy.