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Selenium disulfide

Antifungal Agents

Antifungal Agents


Selsun®, Selsun® Blue, Selukos®, Careone MEDICATED DANDRUFF, Careone MOISTURIZING DANDRUFF, Careone Moisturizing Dandruff, Cvs Pharmacy MAXIMUM STRENGTH DANDRUFF, Cvs Pharmacy MEDICATED, Dandruff, Dg Body MEDICATED DANDRUFF, Equaline ALOE, Equaline CLINICAL STRENGTH, Equaline MEDICATED DANDRUFF, Equaline MENTHOL, Equaline Moisturizing Dandruff Medicated Formula, Equate, Equate ALOE, Equate CLINICAL STRENGTH DANDRUFF, Equate CRITICAL STRENGTH, Equate MEDICATED DANDRUFF, Equate MOISTURIZING DANDRUFF, Exsel Lotion Shampoo, Glo-Sel, Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment, Healthy Accents, Healthy Accents MEDICATED DANDRUFF, Heb Dandruff, Kroger MEDICATED DANDRUFF, Lethechniq Dandruff Moisturizing, Medicated Dandruff, Medicated Dandruff MAXIMUM STRENGTH, Naturaltech Purifying Anti-dandruff, Renewal MEDICATED, Rexall ALOE, Rite Aid MEDICATED DANDRUFF, Rite Aid Moisturizing Dandruff Medicated Formula, Rite Aid Renewal, Rite Aid Renewal CLINICAL, Rite Aid Renewal MEDICATED, Rugby Anti-dandruff, Safeway, Safeway Care MEDICATED DANDRUFF, Safeway MEDICATED DANDRUFF, Selenium Sulfide, Selsun Azul Revitalizante, Selsun Azul Suave Y Manejable Humectante, Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue 2-in-1, Selsun Blue Accion Humetante, Selsun Blue Medicated, Selsun Blue Moisturizing, Selsun Blue Normal To Oily, Selsun Oro, Topcare GENTLE DANDRUFF CLINICAL STRENGTH, Topcare MEDICATED DANDRUFF, Versel Lotion


Selenium Sulfide is an antifungal agent as well as a cytostatic agent, slowing the growth of hyperproliferative cells in seborrhea. Selenium Sulfide is the active ingredient often used in shampoos for the treatment of dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and tinea capitis, a fungal infection that is primarily a disease of preadolescent children.

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The T-value in the score for hazard refers to chronic toxicity. Underlying data for P, B, T and risk are from Fass.

Below is Hazard and Risk from Fass environmental information for Selsun (selenium sulfide) (downloaded 2018-08-20)

Persistence: No data.

Bioaccumulation: Log Pow = 0.91 at neutral pH.

Chronic toxicity: There is NOEC for 3 trophic levels, lowest NOEC for algae (Pseudokirchnerella subcapitata) 0.547 microg/L.

PEC/PNEC is based on sales data in Sweden in year 2016. PEC/PNEC = 1.26 which gives the risk moderate.


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