Drug information of Zinc pyrithione
Mechanism of effect
It mediates its action by increasing the cellular levels of copper, and damaging iron-sulfur clusters of proteins essential for fungal metabolism and growth. Due to low solubility, pyrithione zinc released from the topical formulations is deposited and retained relatively well onto the target skin surfaces.
Drug indicationsIt is used to control seborrheic dermatitis , It is used to treat skin irritation and dandruff
Shampoo: Apply to wet hair/scalp, lather, then rinse well; may follow with conditioner
Safety and efficacy not established
Side effectsStinging/burning of scalp , Desquamation
Topical use only
Avoid contact with eyes
Points of recommendation
- If pyrithione zinc shampoo gets in the eyes, rinse with cool water.
- Do not take pyrithione zinc shampoo by mouth. Use on your scalp and hair only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, ears, and eyes (may burn).
- Shake well before use.
- Wet hair and scalp.
- Work into a lather and rinse.
Related drugsvitamin E+Selenium , Ketoconazole , Salicylic acid , Selenium Sulfide
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