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Selenium sulfide topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Selenium sulfide topical is also known as: Dandrex, Exsel, Glo-Sel, Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment, Sel-Pen Blue, SelRx, Selenos, Selseb, Selsun, Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue 2-in-1, Selsun Blue Medicated, Selsun Blue Moisturizing, Selsun Blue Normal to Oily, Tersi Foam

Medically reviewed on November 20, 2017

Selenium sulfide topical Pregnancy Warnings

Selenium sulfide topical has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal reproductive studies have not been conducted. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. The manufacturer of Selseb shampoo has stated that their product should not be used by pregnant women.

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Selenium sulfide topical Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of selenium sulfide topical into human milk. Because many drugs are secreted in human milk, caution is recommended if selenium sulfide topical is to be used by a nursing woman.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Selseb (selenium sulfide topical)." Doak Dermatologics Division, Fairfield, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Selsun Blue Balanced Treatment (selenium sulfide topical)." Ross Product Division Pharmaceuticals, Columbus, OH.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Selseb (selenium sulfide topical)." Doak Dermatologics Division, Fairfield, NJ.

Further information

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