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Coal tar solution 12% w/w, Salicylic acid 2% w/w, Sulfur 4% w/w
Name of the medicinal product
Coco-Scalp (Coconut Oil Compound Ointment)
Qualitative and quantitative composition
Coal Tar Solution BP
Sulphur for External Use Ph.Eur
Salicylic Acid Ph.Eur
Ointment for topical application
Coco-Scalp has mild, antipruritic, antiseptic and keratolytic properties. It is indicated
in the treatment of common scaly skin disorders of the scalp such as psoriasis,
eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff.
Posology and method of administration
Adults, children over 12 years and the elderly
To be used intermittently as an adjunctive treatment to be applied approximately
once a week.
Psoriasis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and severe dandruff
To be used daily for three to seven days until improvement has been achieved.
Intermittent repeated applications may be necessary to maintain improvement.
In all cases, the affected area should be treated and shampooed off using warm
water approximately one hour later.
Children 6 – 12 years
To be used under medical supervision only
Children under 6 years
This product is contraindicated in patients known to be sensitive to any of the
ingredients including sulphur and salicylates, coal tar, in the presence of acute local
infections or acute pustular psoriasis.
Special warnings and special precautions for use
Avoid contact with the eyes and wash hands immediately after
use. Discontinue use if irritation develops.
If symptoms persist after four weeks, consult your
doctor. Coal tar may stain bed linen and jewellery.
Interaction with other medicaments and other forms of interaction
Use in pregnancy and lactation
To be used at the discretion of the physician.
Effects on ability to drive and use machinery
Coal Tar may cause skin irritation, folliculitis and rarely photosensitivity.
Overdose is extremely unlikely. Treat symptomatically, if necessary.
Coal Tar is antipruritic, keratoplastic and a weak antiseptic.
Salicylic acid has keratolytic properties.
Sulphur is a keratolytic, with weak antiseptic and parasiticide properties.
Combinations of coal tar, salicylic acid and sulphur are widely used in the treatment
of hyperkeratotic and scaling skin conditions.
No data is available for the proposed formulation.
Preclinical safety data
List of excipients
Coconut Oil BP
White Soft Paraffin BP
Cetostearyl Alcohol Ph. Eur.
Glycerol Ph. Eur.
Liquid Paraffin Ph. Eur.
Polyoxyethylene Glycerol Monostearate HSE
Hard Paraffin Ph. Eur.
30 months from date of manufacture (unopened) stored at or below 25
4 weeks opened stored at or below 25
Special precautions for storage
Store up to 25
C. Do not refrigerate.
Nature and contents of container
Coco -Scalp is packed into internally lacquered, membrane sealed, aluminium tubes
fitted with a polyurethane cap. The product is available in a pack size of 40g
Instructions for use/handling
General Sales Medicine
Available in pack sizes:
Name and address of supplier
AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
PO Box 33-203,
Email address: email@example.com
Date of preparation