CAPASAL THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
Active substance(s): COAL TAR / COCONUT OIL / SALICYLIC ACID / COAL TAR / COCONUT OIL / SALICYLIC ACID / COAL TAR / COCONUT OIL / SALICYLIC ACID
salicylic acid, coconut oil, distilled coal tar
Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more
information or advice. If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
1. WHAT CAPASAL THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
s #APASAL 4HERAPEUTIC 3HAMPOO IS A TREATMENT
for dry, scaly scalp conditions such as:
s SEBORRHOEIC ECZEMA seborrhoeic
dermatitis (patches of red, scaly, itchy skin);
s PITYRIASIS CAPITIS SEVERE DANDRUFF
s CRADLE CAP THICK YELLOWISH SCALY SCALP
rash in babies and infants), and;
s PSORIASIS AREAS OF RAISED RED SOMETIMES
ITCHY PATCHES OF SKIN COVERED WITH SILVERY
scales, without any blistering or tenderness).
s #APASAL 4HERAPEUTIC 3HAMPOO CAN ALSO
BE USED TO REMOVE OTHER MEDICINES APPLIED
to the scalp.
s #APASAL 4HERAPEUTIC 3HAMPOO IS FOR USE BY
adults, the elderly, children, infants
s 4HIS PRODUCT CONTAINS THREE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
s salicylic acid TO REMOVE SCALY FLAKY SKIN
s coconut oil to soften, moisturise
and lubricate the scalp, and;
s distilled coal tar to stop itching and
RESTORE NORMAL SKIN DEVELOPMENT
2. BEFORE YOU USE CAPASAL
Do not use Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to salicylic
acid, coconut oil, distilled coal tar or any of the
other ingredients of Capasal Therapeutic
Shampoo listed in Section 6.
Take special care when using this product:
Keep the undiluted shampoo, and the lather,
away from the eyes.
Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be
affected by, any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy and
WHILST BREAST FEEDING 4HE INGREDIENTS HAVE BEEN
in widespread use in this and similar preparations
for many years, without reports of problems.
(OWEVER SAFETY TRIALS HAVE NOT BEEN CONDUCTED
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your
ABILITY TO DRIVE OR USE MACHINERY
3. HOW TO USE CAPASAL THERAPEUTIC
Use Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo only to treat
the scalp conditions that it is intended for.
For adults, the elderly, children, infants
Use as a shampoo, daily if necessary,
until your scalp condition gets better:
s 7ET THE HAIR THOROUGHLY
s !PPLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF SHAMPOO
to the scalp.
s 7ITH THE TIPS OF THE FINGERS MASSAGE
s ,EAVE ON FOR A FEW MINUTES
s 2EMOVE AS MUCH LATHER AS POSSIBLE WITH
the hands (this is important as it will take
the scales with it).
s 2INSE OUT
s 2EPEAT THE STEPS ABOVE
s 2INSE OUT WELL UNDER RUNNING WATER
then dry the hair as normal.
In this leaflet:
1. What Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo is and
what it is used for
2. Before you use Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
3. How to use Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
6. Further information
If you use too much of this product
Do not worry if you use too much shampoo, simply
rinse hair under running water and continue as
If you forget to use this product
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to
use this product, just carry on using it when you
)F YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ON THE USE OF THIS
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
,IKE ALL MEDICINES #APASAL 4HERAPEUTIC 3HAMPOO
CAN CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS ALTHOUGH NOT EVERYBODY
gets them. This product has been specially
designed for use on dry or problem skin, but in
some rare cases it can cause irritant or allergic
SKIN REACTIONS ON EXTREMELY SENSITIVE SKIN 4HESE
rare effects tend to occur during or soon after the
first few uses.
Stop using the product and tell your doctor or
s IF YOUR SCALP CONDITION SEEMS TO LOOK OR FEEL
s IF ANY OF THE SIDE EFFECTS GET SERIOUS OR YOU
notice any other side effects not mentioned in
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 9ELLOW #ARD
3CHEME AT WWWMHRAGOVUKYELLOWCARD
"Y REPORTING SIDE EFFECTS YOU CAN HELP PROVIDE
more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE CAPASAL THERAPEUTIC
s +EEP IT OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN
s !LWAYS REPLACE THE CAP TIGHTLY AFTER USE
s +EEP THE BOTTLE IN THE OUTER CARTON
s +EEP AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT
s $O NOT STORE THE PRODUCT ABOVE ª#
s $O NOT USE AFTER THE EXPIRY DATE SHOWN
on the bottle and carton. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
s -EDICINES SHOULD NOT BE DISPOSED OF VIA
HOUSEHOLD REFUSE !SK YOUR PHARMACIST HOW
TO DISPOSE OF MEDICINES NO LONGER REQUIRED
These measures will help to protect the
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT
CAPASAL THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
What Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo
The active ingredients are salicylic acid
WW coconut oil WW AND
distilled coal tar WW
The other ingredients are lauric
acid diethanolamide, coco amido propyl
dimethyl betaine, triethanolamine lauryl
sulfate, ammonium sulfate, phenoxyethanol,
and purified water.
What Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo looks
like and contents of the pack
The product is a golden brown shampoo that
SMELLS OF COAL TAR 4HE PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE IN
250 ml plastic bottles fitted with dispensing caps.
ML BOTTLES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO MEDICAL
and allied professionals.)
The Marketing Authorisation holder is Dermal
,ABORATORIES 4ATMORE 0LACE 'OSMORE (ITCHIN
(ERTS 3' 12 5+
The Manufacturer is &LEET ,ABORATORIES ,TD
2ICKMANSWORTH 2D 7ATFORD (ERTS
7$ ** 5+
This leaflet was last revised in *ANUARY
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READY TO GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION #APASAL
4HERAPEUTIC 3HAMPOO 0,
4HIS IS A SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE 2OYAL .ATIONAL
)NSTITUTE OF "LIND 0EOPLE 2.)"
If the product gets into the eyes
The product, or the lather, may cause irritation if it
gets into the eyes. If this happens, rinse with plenty
OF WATER )F RINSING ONE EYE TAKE CARE TO AVOID
washing product into the other eye. If irritation
persists, contact a doctor or hospital.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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