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PENTRAX 4.3% W/V SHAMPOO
4.3% w/v Shampoo
Fractar 5, extract of coal tar
equivalent to coal tar 4.3%
Anti-Dandruff Tar Shampoo with
For the relief of itching, irritation, redness,
flaking or scaling associated with Dandruff,
Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
For external use only
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
Read the label before use
What is Pentrax? Pentrax is a shampoo used to treat scalp
psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff. It helps to
reduce scalp itching, irritation, redness, flaking and scaling
and is a mild antiseptic. Pentrax also contains conditioners
that leave hair manageable after washing.
The active ingredient is Fractar 5, an extract of coal tar
equivalent to coal tar 4.3% w/v. Other ingredients are: Dioctyl
sodium sulphosuccinate, laureth 23, polyethylene glycol 8,
sodium lauryl sulphate, cocamide DEA, lauramine oxide,
isopropyl myristate and squalane.
How to use Pentrax: Massage Pentrax into wet hair and scalp.
Lather, rinse and repeat, allowing the lather to remain on the
hair for up to ten minutes before final rinsing. Use at least
twice a week, or as directed by your doctor. Suitable for adults
Warnings: Do not allow Pentrax to come into contact with the
eyes; if it does, rinse thoroughly with water. Pentrax may
cause skin irritation and redness in some people. Do not use
this product if you know you are allergic to, or have reacted to,
other products containing coal tar or any of the ingredients in
Pentrax. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding
before using this product.
If your condition does not improve, gets worse, or if you notice
any other side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
Avonbridge House, Bath Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2BB,
UK. Manufacturer: Dales Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Skipton,
Yorkshire, BD23 2RW, UK.
Do not store above 30ºC. Do not use after the expiry date
printed on the base. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month after EXP.
This label was last approved: 8th November 2010
Pentrax is a registered trademark in the UK and a trademark
in Ireland of Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited.
© Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd 2010.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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