Selsun vs Selsun Blue

Selsun
(Rx)
Selsun Blue
(OTC)
Selsun is a skin medication.
Selsun Blue is a skin medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.3
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Dandruff
3.7
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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May 17, 1951
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
2,087 Discussions
5,973 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Selsun is prescribed for Dandruff, Tinea Versicolor, Rash and Seborrheic Dermatitis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Selsun Blue is approved for Dandruff, Cradle Cap, Rash, Tinea Versicolor and Seborrheic Dermatitis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Sel
Dry Skin
7
Burning
4
Folliculitis
3
Depression
3
Bleeding
2
Cancer
2
Skin Cancer
2
Paranoia
1
Peeling
1
Dehydration
1
Sel
Tingling
2
Depression
2
Freckles
1
Exfoliation
1
Paranoia
1
Weight Gain
1
Fever
1
Blisters
1
Diabetes
1
Lupus
1
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Selsun
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Selsun Blue
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Dry Skin
Sel
Sel
7
0
Burning
Sel
Sel
4
0
Folliculitis
Sel
Sel
3
0
Depression
Sel
Sel
3
2
Bleeding
Sel
Sel
2
0
Cancer
Sel
Sel
2
0
Skin Cancer
Sel
Sel
2
0
Paranoia
Sel
Sel
1
1
Peeling
Sel
Sel
1
0
Dehydration
Sel
Sel
1
0
Tingling
Sel
Sel
2
0
Depression
Sel
Sel
2
3
Freckles
Sel
Sel
1
0
Exfoliation
Sel
Sel
1
0
Paranoia
Sel
Sel
1
1
Weight Gain
Sel
Sel
1
0
Fever
Sel
Sel
1
0
Blisters
Sel
Sel
1
0
Diabetes
Sel
Sel
1
0
Lupus
Sel
Sel
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Selsun during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Selsun Blue during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Selsun and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Selsun Blue and alcohol.
Method of use
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Shampoo
Shampoo
Dosages
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Shampoo: 2.5%
Shampoo: 1%, 1%-0.5%
Suspension: 1%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Selenium Sulfide
Selenium Sulfide, Selenium Sulfide/Menthol, Pyrithione Zinc
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Selsun and Selsun Blue: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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