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Sebco™ is indicated in the treatment of common scaly skin disorders of the scalp, such as psoriasis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff. It has mild antipruritic, antiseptic and keratolytic properties.
How to Use Sebco™:
• Adults, children over 12 years and the elderly
– Apply to the affected areas of the scalp and remove after one hour using warm water and shampoo. Repeat the process daily for three to seven days until control has been obtained. With mild scaliness use intermittently as necessary.
• Children 6 – 12 years
– To be used under medical supervision only.
• Children under 6 years – Not recommended.
Sebco is an ointment containing coal tar, salicylic acid and sulfur mixed in coconut oil. The mixture of coal tar, salicylic acid and sulfur reduces itch, helps remove scaly skin and antiseptic properties. Sebco is used in the treatment of skin diseases which cause dry scaly skin on the scalp. These include psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff.
40g Tube, 100g Tube
Coal Tar Solution 12% w/w
Precipitated Sulfur 4% w/w
Salicylic Acid 2% w/w
Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk. Adverse events should also be reported to
Derma UK on +44 (0) 191 375 9020.
UK Legal Category:
Sebco™ Abbreviated Prescribing Information
Presentation: Ointment containing coal tar solution 12%, salicylic acid 2%, sulfur for external use 4%. Uses: Treatment of common scaly scalp disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Dosage: Gently rub into scalp, leave in contact for approximately one hour. Wash out using warm water and mild shampoo. For severe scalp conditions, use daily for 3-7 days until improvement is obtained then intermittently as necessary. For less severe conditions such as dandruff use intermittently as necessary, e.g. once a week. If symptoms persist after 4 weeks consult your doctor. For children 6-12 years use under medical supervision only. Not recommended for use on children under six years. Contraindications: Skin infections of the scalp, or known sensitivity to any of the ingredients. Use in Pregnancy and Lactation: To be used at the discretion of the prescribing doctor. Warnings and Precautions: Instruct patients not to smoke or go near naked flames – risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it. Avoid contact with eyes, and any areas of broken skin. Coal tar may stain clothes and jewellery. Remove or protect these items during treatment. Side Effects: May cause skin irritation, folliculitis and rarely photosensitivity. In the event of such a reaction, discontinue use. Prescribers should consult the Summary of Product Characteristics in relation to other side effects. Pharmaceutical Precautions: Store below 25°C. Do not refrigerate. Replace the cap after use and return tube to carton. Discard tube no later than 4 weeks after opening. Package Quantities: 100g tube, 40g tube. Basic NHS Price: 40g £7.91, 100g £13.38. Legal Category: GSL. Marketing Authorisation Number: PL 19876/0001. Marketing Authorisation Holder: Derma UK Ltd, The Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2DF, UK. “Sebco” and “Derma UK” are registered Trade Marks. Date of Revision of Text: August 2019