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Sebazole: Frequently Asked Questions

Why have Sulfphur and Sodium Salicylate in Sebazole™?

Sodium Thiosulphate and Sodium Salicylate have been retained to change the skin environment and enhance penetration of the other antibacterial and antifungal ingredients in Sebazole™. This results in a product with strong and specific actives covering a wide range of offending organisms whilst still being able to clean the skin and provide an environment for these actives to work.

Can Sebazole™ be used in puppies and kittens?

Sebazole™ is a topical shampoo that is not specifically contra-indicated for use in puppies and kittens when used according to the label instructions. If young animals have a serious skin disorder that requires treating it is more beneficial to treat topically than not to treat at all. Medicated shampoos are applied and rinsed off so there is time for the actives to work but the residual toxicity will be less (negligible) than other parenteral forms of antifungals. Multiple dose safety studies have been conducted in young pups and kittens with no problems being detected.

How effective is Sebazole™ at controlling ringworm?

Ringworm is just a specific form of fungal infection (dermatophyte) so Sebazole™ will be very effective. It is often local (a few affected areas) rather than generalised so Sebazole™ may be all that is required. For generalised cases you will find that the affected animal is in need of many therapies, including antibiotic and/or antifungal tablets, so Sebazole™ should be used as one of the approaches to treatment.

Topical shampoos would be the treatment option of choice for localised patches of ringworm.

a. 2 washes / week for 4-5 weeks or
b. Daily washes for 3-4 days then weekly.

Continue treatment until the hair regrows from the affected patches.

Why are there different concentrations of Econazole and Miconazole in the two major antifungal shampoos?

Econazole is a structural analogue of Miconazole and is effective at significantly lower concentrations than Miconazole.

How does Sebazole™ provide an integrated approach to kerato-seborrhoeic syndrome (KSS)?

Sebazole™ contains Sulphur and Sodium Salicylate which are well recognised in removing the scales and crusts associated with Seborrhoea. This improves the penetration of Econazole and Chloroxylenol. Sebazole™ is an integrated approach to treating kerato-seborrhoeic syndrome as it is changing the skin environment to favour the activity of its major actives.

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