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ALPHOSYL 2 IN 1 SHAMPOO

Active substance(s): COAL TAR ALCOHOLIC EXTRACT

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Herbal fragrance shampoo for the treatment
of Psoriasis, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Eczema,
Itching scalp and Dandruff

Use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo once or twice a
week for four weeks.
1. Wet hair thoroughly.
2. Use enough shampoo so that the lather is
sufficient to cover your scalp, hair and adjacent
areas, if also affected.
3. Massage the scalp and adjacent areas, if needed,
well using your fingertips.
4. Rinse your hair thoroughly.
5. Repeat steps 2 to 4.

SHAMPOO

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.

Alcoholic extract of
coal tar 5% w/w

If you forget to use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo, just
apply the next day instead.
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 my be severe such as
raised and itchy skin rash (hives), swelling of the
face or mouth or difficulty breathing.

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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:
• unusual hair loss or thinning • eye irritation
• 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.

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Omega Pharma Ltd

Project:

Alphosyl 2 in 1

Contact:

Marta Suslo

Job No:

6491

size:

77 x 45 x 173mm

Date:

17/06/2015

Colours:

Address:

Reflex Blue

PMS 3395c

PMS 877c

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E: info@twoscompanydesign.com
T: 01992 586587

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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.
What Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo does
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.
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).
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.

Herbal fragrance shampoo for the treatment
of Psoriasis, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Eczema,
Itching scalp and Dandruff

How to store Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo
Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight
of children.
Do not use this medicine after ‘EXP’ date shown on
the carton.
Ingredients
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.
Contains parahydroxybenzoates which may
cause allergic reactions, which could be
delayed.
Further Information
For further information about your condition, please
contact The Psoriasis Association, Dick Coles House,
2 Queensbridge, Northampton, NN4 7BF, telephone
01604 251620.
The marketing authorisation holder is Omega
Pharma Ltd., 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London,
SW1V 2SA, United Kingdom and all enquiries
should be sent to this address.
The manufacturer is Purna Pharmaceuticals NV,
Rijksweg 17, 2870 Puurs, Belgium.
This carton was last updated June 2015.

If you do get any side effects, even those not
mentioned above, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects:
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

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Herbal fragrance shampoo for the treatment
of Psoriasis, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Eczema,
Itching scalp and Dandruff

PL 02855/0063

ALP00650812v1

Herbal fragrance shampoo for
the treatment of Psoriasis,
Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Eczema,
Itching scalp and Dandruff

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The marketing authorisation holder is Omega Pharma Ltd.,
32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 2SA, United Kingdom and all
enquiries should be sent to this address.

PL 02855/0063

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