Coal Tar
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Coal Tar?

(KOLE tar)

• This medicine is used to treat dandruff.

• This medicine is used to treat psoriasis.

• This medicine is used to control seborrheic dermatitis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• This medicine can stain fingernails, hair, and skin.

• Protect clothing and fabrics from staining.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Skin irritation.

• Scalp irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you...

 
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