2 in 1 Medicated Shampoo
Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo is used to treat scalp conditions such as psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, eczema, itchiness and scaling due to these conditions and dandruff.
- With conditioner
- Alcoholic extract of coal tar 5% w/w
The active ingredient is alcoholic extract of coal tar, which relieves itching and is an anti-scaling agent which helps breakdown keratin (part of the skin's structure).
For further information about your condition, please contact The Psoriasis Association, Dick Coles House, 2 Queensbridge, Northampton, NN4 7BF, telephone 01604 251620.
Please read through the information below, as well as on the side of this carton before you start using this medicine. This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo carefully to get the best results from it.
Use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo once or twice a week for four weeks.
- Wet hair thoroughly.
- Use enough shampoo so that the lather is sufficient to cover your scalp, hair and adjacent areas, if also affected.
- Massage the scalp and adjacent areas, if needed, well using your fingertips.
- Rinse your hair thoroughly.
- Repeat steps 2 to 4.
Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo should be in contact with your scalp for a total time of three to five minutes over the two applications.
If you forget to use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo, just apply the next day instead.
Active ingredient: 5% w/w Alcoholic Extract of Coal Tar, Other ingredients: Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate, Lauramide DEA, Herbal Fragrance 41.423, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose 2910, Citrics Acid Nhydrous, Guarhydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Patent Blue V (E 131), Propylhydroxybenzoate (E 216), Methylhydroxybenzoate (E 218), Water
Check before you use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo
Do not use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo:
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to coal tar or any of the other ingredients (listed on the side of this carton).
- To treat infected, open or damaged skin.
- To treat sore or acute pustular psoriasis (skin redness covered by pus filled blisters).
Take special care with Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo:
- Talk to your doctor of pharmacist if your symptoms persist.
- Use with caution in children under 12 and only on advice from a doctor or pharmacist.
- Stop using the shampoo if your scalp becomes irritated.
- Do not get it in your eyes. If necessary, rinse out with warm water.
- Can stain skin and clothes and in rare instances has caused temporary changes to hair colour. Skin stains will wear off after treatment is stopped.
- May cause sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid using sunlamps and spending a long time in the sun during use.
- If you accidently swallow any shampoo, contact your doctor immediately.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo if you are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant or are breast feeding. If you do breast-feed, ensure you wash-off all traces of shampoo.
If you use more Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo than recommended or use more often than recommended, you may be more likely to get skin irritation or skin sensitivity to sunlight.
For external use only.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if your symptoms persist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo can have side effects, but not everyone gets them.
Stop the treatment and contact your doctor immediately if you experience:
Allergic reactions which may be severe such as raised and itchy skin rash (hives), swelling of the face or mouth or difficulty breathing.
Some of the below effects can also be symptoms of the condition you are treating. However, if you experience any of these effects for the first time after starting use, or if these effects worsen, stop using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo and speak to your doctor or pharmacist:
- Eye irritation
- Unusual hair loss or thinning
- Eczema (itchy skin rash)
- Hair colour changes
- Abnormal hair texture
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Skin irritation, skin may be dry, red or itchy, you feel a burning sensation of the skin
- Skin pain, rash or swelling at the application site.
If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned above, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Contains parahydroxybenzoates which may cause allergic reactions, which could be delayed.
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Postage and Packing Costs
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The postage and packaging charge you will pay will be displayed on screen before you confirm your order to us. Where multiple items are included in one order, we may dispatch the items separately, in which case, you will only be charged one postage and packing charge. If your order total drops below the £20 delivery threshold due to cancelled orders, you will be charged the standard delivery rate.
Express Delivery = Charge £9.95 (We aim to deliver the next working day for orders placed before 1pm. Orders made before Friday 1pm will be delivered on Monday. Orders placed after Friday 1pm, throughout the weekend and before Monday 2pm will be delivered Tuesday). This service is not available to Northern Ireland.
Restricted Delivery = Charge £9.95 (Orders placed from Thursday 2pm throughout the weekend will be delivered by Tuesday). This rate is for products that cannot be sent via Royal Mail such as pressurised containers or products that require refrigeration.
Standard delivery is currently FREE for all orders over £20 (We aim to dispatch orders within 3 - 5 working days to the address provided by you in your order). Exclusions apply (refrigerated products and pressurised containers need to be sent with Restricted Delivery)
For orders less than £20 there is a £3.95 Postage and Packing fee.
Click & Collect service is free and available as an option for customers within government guidelines.
Wheelchair delivery and other large items = charge £49.95. Delivered within 3 working days on orders placed before 2pm, Monday to Friday.
Purchasing in bulk/high unit volume
Please note that when purchasing high unit volumes of single lines (10+ units) that delivery promotions are null and void. This is as a result of high volume orders not being able to be dispatched via our normal third party fulfilment. As a result for any excessive bulk orders of single lines we will be in touch regarding your order to discuss further delivery costs that will be incurred.