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Capex is a topical medicine (applied directly on the skin) used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (an inflammatory skin condition that affects your face and scalp). Capex is available as a shampoo.
How does this medication work?
Capex works by reducing scalp irritation, such as itching and flaking.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: In clinical studies, 84% of people treated with Capex had cleared or noticeably improved scalp itching and flaking.
When: In clinical studies, most people treated with Capex had improvement when they were evaluated 2 weeks after starting treatment.
How do I know it is working?
You may feel an improvement in your symptoms once you begin using Capex. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
More common side effects may include: swelling, burning, itching, irritation.
Less common side effects may include:
Adrenal insufficiency (a disorder where the body does not make enough of certain hormones), with symptoms such as tiredness that worsens and does not go away, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, muscle weakness, irritability and depression, loss of appetite, or weight loss.
Cushing's syndrome (a hormone disorder), with symptoms such as weight gain, especially around your upper back and midsection; slow healing of cuts, insect bites, and infections; tiredness and muscle weakness; depression, anxiety, and irritability; roundness of your face (moon face); or new or worsening high blood pressure.
High blood sugar, with symptoms such as excessive thirst, an increase in urination, increased appetite, weakness, confusion, fruity smelling breath, or feeling sick to your stomach.
Skin reactions, with symptoms such as an infection or irritation.
Do not use Capex if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Capex. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have a scalp infection.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults: Apply no more than approximately one ounce of shampoo to the scalp area once a day.
Use Capex exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use it more often or stop using it without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Shake the bottle well before using it.
When you receive your Capex shampoo, it will already be mixed in a bottle by your pharmacist. Work Capex shampoo into a lather. Leave it on your scalp for at least 5 minutes. Rinse your hair and scalp well with water.
Throw away after 2 months.
Do not get Capex in your eyes. If contact occurs, wash well with water.
Do not bandage or cover your scalp area unless your healthcare provider tells you to.
No significant interactions have been reported with Capex at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
The effects of Capex during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Capex, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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