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Dhs tar

Generic Name: coal tar topical (KOL TAR TOP ik al)
Brand Name: Balnetar, Denorex Extra Strength, DHS Tar Shampoo, Elta Tar, Ionil T, MG217 Medicated Tar, Neutrogena T/Gel, Oxipor VHC, Psoriasin, Scytera, Tarsum, Tegrin Medicated, Theraplex T
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Drug Information:
Coal Tar is a by-product of coal processing. DHS Tar Shampoo (for the skin) is used to treat the skin symptoms of psoriasis, including dryness, redness, flaking, scaling, and itching. Coal Tar is not a cure for psoriasis, and it will prOvide only temporary relief of skin symptoms. Coal Tar may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare prOviders about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. Learn more

Dhs tar Side Effects

DHS Tar Shampoo Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about coal tar topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name DHS Tar Shampoo.

Applies to coal tar topical: topical foam, topical gel/jelly, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical shampoo, topical solution

In animal studies, coal tar has been shown to increase the chance of skin cancer.

Along with its needed effects, coal tar topical (the active ingredient contained in DHS Tar Shampoo) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking coal tar topical:

Rare

  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
  • skin rash

Some side effects of coal tar topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Stinging (mild)—especially for gel and solution dosage forms

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Dhs Tar (www.drugs.com/mtm/dhs-tar-shampoo.html).