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8X Shampoo

Manufactured byCIPLA LTD
ContainsCiclopirox (1 %w/v) + Zinc pyrithione (1 %w/v)
Description

8X Shampoo is a combination medicine used in the treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp in adults. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 16 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for 8X Shampoo

  • Periungual erythema
  • Skin Rash
  • Dry skin
  • Acne
  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Hair loss

Uses of 8X Shampoo

What is it prescribed for?

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ciclopirox, zinc pyrithione or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

External use only

This medicine is recommended for use on the scalp and adjacent areas. Avoid contact with the eyes because it may cause eye irritation. If you experience any skin irritation, treatment should be discontinued.

Use only in confirmed infection

This medicine should not be used until the infection is diagnosed by a doctor. Other diseases may also show similar symptoms.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 16 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Missed Dose

If you forget to use this medicine, apply as per the directions next time you wash your affected area.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Wet your hair and apply a sufficient amount of shampoo to the affected areas of the scalp and adjacent areas. Massage thoroughly with the fingertips for about 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse the hair thoroughly with water. Avoid contact with the eyes because it may cause eye irritation. If you experience any skin irritation, treatment should be discontinued.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by stopping the multiplication of fungal cells.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous topical agents

Schedule

Schedule H

8X Shampoo [Internet]. CiplaMed. 2018 [cited 18 October 2018]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/8x-shampoo

Pyrithione - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 24 October 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06815
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Information on this page was last updated on 18 Nov 2019

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