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Selseb Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using selenium sulfide topical?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to selenium sulfide.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether selenium sulfide is harmful to an unborn baby. Before using selenium sulfide topical, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether selenium sulfide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use selenium sulfide topical?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Shake the selenium sulfide foam well just before each use.

Wash your hands after applying this medication.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Do not cover treated skin with a bandage or other dressing unless your doctor has told you to. A light cotton-gauze bandage may be used to protect clothing.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the medicine canister away from open flame, and do not puncture the can.

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