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Logo FONGITAR LIQUID

THE FOLLOWING IS BASED ON A FACSIMILE OF THE LABEL

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Unscheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

FONGITAR LIQUID

COMPOSITION:
Pyrithione Zinc 10,3 mg/mL 
Polytar 10,3 mg/mL 
  consisting of: 
  Tar BP 3,09 mg/mL,
  Cade Oil BPC 3,09 mg/mL,
  Coal Tar Solution BP 1,03 mg/mL
  Arachis oil extract of Crude Coal Tar
3,09 mg/mL
PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
OTC preparation: Medicated scalp cleanser

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
DUAL ACTION. Medicated scalp cleanser with two active ingredients and added hair conditioner for the treatment or relief of itching and scaling scalp conditions.

Removes pathogenic surface organisms.

INDICATIONS:
For scaling and itchy scalp

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
{none given}

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Shake the bottle.
Wet the hair, massage Fongitar into hair, scalp and surrounding skin.
Leave for at least 2 - 3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Use 2 - 3 times weekly for 3 weeks or until condition clears.
For prevention of scaling and itchy scalp conditions, use once weekly.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Caution:
May cause skin irritation, rashes and rarely photosensitivity. If irritation persists, discontinue use and consult your doctor.
Avoid contact with the eyes.

Please see your doctor/pharmacist for more information.

FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
{none given}

IDENTIFICATION:
{not given - CONTAINER LABEL}

PRESENTATION:
150 mL

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in a cool place below 25°C.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
-

DISTRIBUTED BY:
Stiefel Laboratories (Pty) Limited,
20 Julbert Road,
Benrose 2094

CF55

Comment:
Extract from Martindale 29th Ed.; 930.
Pyrithione Zinc (BAN, USAN, rINN)
        Pyrithione zinc has bacteriostatic and fungistatic properties. It is used similarly to selenium sulphide in the control of seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff. It is an ingredient of some proprietrary shampoos.
ADVERSE EFFECTS: Peripheral neuritis with parasthesia and muscle weakness in one patient was associated with the prolonged use of a shampoo containing pyrithione zinc 2%. The muscle weakness had disappeared 3 months after stopping the shampoo and 2 years later the paraesthesia had improved by about 75%.—J.E. Beck (letter), Lancet, 1978, I, 444.


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