This medicine is used for the following purposes:
Brand Name(s): Zithranol
Generic Name: Anthralin
DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
Apply the medicine to wet scalp.
Lather into scalp. Leave on for at least 3 minutes then rinse with warm water.
Follow the instructions on the package to use this medicine correctly.
Rinse thoroughly with water.
Store in original bottle, tightly closed and upright.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.
Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.
This medicine may stain leather, fabric, or clothing.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after handling the medicine.
If medicine gets in your eyes, rinse well with warm water.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or worsens after 4 weeks of using this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- change in skin color
- skin irritation where medicine is applied
This medicine usually has no side effects.
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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