Dandruff

Also known as: Cradle cap / Seborrhea capitis / Seborrhoea capitis / Seborrhoeic dermatitis capitis / Seborrheic dermatitis capitis

DrugDrug NameDrug Description
DB11082Coal tarCoal tar is a brown or black liquid of extremely high viscosity. Coal tar is among the by-products when coal is carbonized to make coke or gasified to make coal gas. Coal tars are complex and variable mixtures of phenols, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and heterocyclic compounds. It has been indicated for local relief of itching, dryness, and irritation caused by psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema.
DB01026KetoconazoleBroad spectrum antifungal agent used for long periods at high doses, especially in immunosuppressed patients. It is a racemate consisting of equimolar amounts of (2R,4S)- and (2S,4R)-ketoconazole with the chiral centers on the acetal ring.
DB06815Pyrithione zincPyrithione zinc is a coordination complex consisted of pyrithione ligands chelated to zinc (2+) ions via oxygen and sulfur centers. In the crystalline state, it exists as a centrosymmetric dimer. Due to its fungistatic and bacteriostatic properties, pyrithione zinc is used as an active ingredient to treat dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. It is commonly found in OTC antidandruff topical treatments such as shampoos. Other uses of pyrithione zinc include additive in outdoor paints and algaecide.
DB00971Selenium SulfideSelenium Sulfide is an antifungal agent as well as a cytostatic agent, slowing the growth of hyperproliferative cells in seborrhea. Selenium Sulfide is the active ingredient often used in shampoos for the treatment of dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and tinea capitis, a fungal infection that is primarily a disease of preadolescent children.
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