- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Selsun* used for?
Generic for Selsun* (Selenium Sulfide) is a topical suspension (for the skin) used to treat dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis (scalp infection), and tinea versicolor (discoloration of the skin). This antifungal suspension belongs to a class of medications called anti-infectives. It prevents the growth of fungus on your skin. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Selsun*?
The dosage of Generic for Selsun* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Selsun*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Selsun* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply extra medicine to catch up the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Selsun*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Selsun*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Selsun*?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Selsun*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Selsun*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Selsun* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Selsun* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Selsun* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Selsun* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Selsun* can cause side effects such as temporary hair loss, dry skin, oily scalp, and skin irritation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are applying Generic for Selsun*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Selsun*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Selsun* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Selsun*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Selsun*?
How will Generic for Selsun* work in my body?
How should Generic for Selsun* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Selsun* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Selsun* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.