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Information for Patients: See Warnings and Precautions section under Application Instructions.
Pregnancy: WHEN USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF TINEA VERSICOLOR, SELSUN (selenium) IS CLASSIFIED AS PREGNANCY CATEGORY C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with SELSUN (selenium) . It is also not known whether SELSUN (selenium) can cause fetal harm when applied to body surfaces of a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Under ordinary circumstances SELSUN (selenium) should not be used for the treatment of tinea versicolor in pregnant women.
Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness in infants have not been established.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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