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Selenium Sulfide

Popular Brands: : Selenium Sulfide, Selsun, Rexall, Selsun Blue, Exsel
Official FDA Reports9,899
Social Media Events14
Total Posts1,055
Avg. Review Score3.86/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Selenium Sulfide
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Actavis Mid Atlantic Llc
  • Allergan Herbert Div Allergan Inc
  • American Sales Company
  • Artesa Labs, Llc
  • Chattem Inc
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Selenium Sulfide Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Selenium Sulfide

Alopecia

I used this as directed and now my hair is falling out !! i use to have very thick long curly hair and now its so limp and u can see my scalp around the front where my bangs are SUPPOSE to be. but th...


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Alopecia

I wouldn't waist my time saying ANYTHING good about selun blue.I used it as directed and now MY HAIR IS FALLING OUT IN CLUMPS ! IF I COULD I'D SUE THE MANUFACTURERS FOR EVERYTHING THEY HAVE FOR PUTTIN...


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Decreased Appetite

I would like to warn others about this product. I used the selsun gold on my 7 year old daughter for mild dandruff. 2 days later, when i washed her hair, hand fulls of hair were breaking off. The sels...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By AAF in fdb.rxlist.com on September 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

As a young adult, I developed hormone-related perioral dermatitis on the facial skin around my mouth. Prescription cortisone and oil-free facial products severely irritated this itchy, red, pimply, so...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By allmyviewpoints in viewpoints.com on September 2, 2013 @ 12:00 am

The medicated version of Selsun Blue is effective on your scalp I have found this product to be very effective on dandruff and helpful with scalp conditions that I have from time to time. I...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By house in fdb.rxlist.com on March 12, 2012 @ 12:00 am

gave me allegic conjivititis

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Susie-34668 in viewpoints.com on February 5, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Selsun Blue shampoo isn't like the old dandruff shampoos If Len needs a dandruff shampoo he always wants Head and Shoulders shampoo, and told me recently that it just wasn't working for him. As luck w...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By hateit in fdb.rxlist.com on January 17, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I used this as directed and now my hair is falling out!! i use to have very thick long curly hair and now its so limp and u can see my scalp around the front where my bangs are SUPPOSE to be. but th...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By flakey in fdb.rxlist.com on October 17, 2011 @ 12:00 am

This worked very well for me. I only have to apply it occasionally to get complete relief. I used to get severe scaling and red patches on my forehead and the sides of my nose extending to the area u...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By jimhuffman in fdb.rxlist.com on August 21, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I wouldn't waist my time saying ANYTHING good about selun blue.I used it as directed and now MY HAIR IS FALLING OUT IN CLUMPS ! IF I COULD I'D SUE THE MANUFACTURERS FOR EVERYTHING THEY HAVE FOR PUTTIN...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By hortmom in viewpoints.com on August 9, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I like the product, but I would like selsun blue to have a soft Selsun Blue for you. I like Selsun Blue for dandruff. I love the name, Blue in the title. But a product has to prove itself. In ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By jhickox in viewpoints.com on August 9, 2011 @ 12:00 am

The most satisfying dandruff shampoo on the market! Itchy, irritating, annoying, do any of these sound familar? A couple of months ago I would have said no, but a few weeks ago I was miserable! My hea...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.