Selenos Side Effects

Generic Name: selenium sulfide topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug selenium sulfide topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Selenos.

It is possible that some side effects of Selenos may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to selenium sulfide topical: topical cream, topical foam, topical lotion, topical shampoo, topical suspension

As well as its needed effects, selenium sulfide topical (the active ingredient contained in Selenos) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking selenium sulfide topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Less common or rare
  • Skin irritation

Some selenium sulfide topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Unusual dryness or oiliness of hair or scalp
Less common
  • Increase in normal hair loss

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to selenium sulfide topical: compounding powder, topical foam, topical lotion, topical shampoo

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects including skin irritation, increased hair loss, and discoloration of hair have been reported.

Discoloration of hair can be avoided or minimized by thoroughly rinsing hair after treatment.

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