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This medication is to be used as directed by a physician. Not to be used when inflammation or exudation is present as increased absorption may occur.
Use In Pregnancy
Category C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Selseb. It is also not known whether Selseb can cause fetal harm when applied to the body surfaces of a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Under ordinary circumstances, Selseb should not be used by pregnant women.
It is not known whether or not this drug is secreted in human milk. Because many drugs are secreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Selseb is administered to a nursing woman.
Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/27/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Selseb Information
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