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Polytar Shampoo 150ml

• Thick shampoo to treat scalp conditions
• Reduces scales, itchiness, and inflammation
• For psoriasis in adults and children over 12

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The best coal tar shampoo for treating dandruff and psoriasis

Polytar Shampoo is a specially formulated thick, antiseptic tar medicated shampoo that soothes the symptoms that are often experienced by people with scalp psoriasis or other skin related conditions, including irritated skin on the scalp, reducing itchiness, scaling, and inflammation.

Coal tar belongs to a class of drugs known as keratoplastics which have mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects which help to alleviate itching. The coal tar gets absorbed into the skin which slows down cell division and stops the cells from multiplying which in turn reduces scaling and thickening of the skin.

Features of Polytar Shampoo

• 4g coal tar solution
• Helps alleviate itching
• Relieves symptoms of skin related conditions
• Can be used to treat psoriasis

Suitable for

Suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over

Warnings and cautions

• Avoid using the product if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients
• Tar products may cause skin irritation, rashes, and rarely, photosensitivity
• If you experience irritation or any other unwanted effects ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
• Keep out of reach of children
• Can stain skin, clothes and can rarely cause a temporary change in hair colour

Side effects of Polytar Shampoo

• Skin rashes
• Skin irritation
• Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight (photosensitivity)


Adults and adolescents - This medicine is for topical application to the scalp.
1. The hair should be wetted and sufficient amount applied to produce abundant lather.
2. The scalp and adjacent areas should be vigorously massaged with the fingertips.
3. The hair should be then thoroughly rinsed and the procedure repeated.
4. Taking both of these shampoo applications into consideration, the total leave on time for the shampoo should be 3-5 minutes.
This medicine should be used once or twice weekly for the treatment of scalp disorders.
Normal duration of use is 4 weeks after which the condition should improve.
Longer duration of therapy should be continued under the supervision of a physician.
Use in the elderly - The dosage instructions given above are suitable for the elderly.
Use in children - Not established for use in children under the age of 12 years.

Coal tar solution 4%(w/w). Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Phosphate Dihydrate, Citric Acid Monohydrate, Benzyl Alcohol, Macrogol 150 Distearate, Hexylene Glycol, Oleyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-10, Fruitier Timotei Fragrance AF17050, Purified Water

Standard delivery

Free on orders over £20
£3.95 for orders up to £20
Delivered within 2 to 3 working days

Next day delivery

Delivered next working day on orders placed by 4pm
Delivered the following day if orders placed after 4pm
Excludes Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Click & collect

Free for over £15, if your order is less than £15 Click & Collect costs £1.50. Orders placed before 3pm Monday-Thursday will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed after 3pm on Thursday and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be delivered on the following Tuesday

Exclusions apply to find out more about our Click & Collect service click here

*Orders to the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Scottish Highlands and Islands will take an extra day in addition to these delivery times

NHS prescriptions

Free delivery for NHS prescription medicines with Echo by LloydsPharmacy
NHS repeat prescriptions are sent via Royal Mail 24-hour delivery


If you're not completely satisfied with your order, you can return it to us within 14 days
Find out more about our returns policy and exclusions click here

  • Click and Collect
    (FREE) Orders after Thursday 3pm - Sunday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.
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    (FREE on orders over £20) Including Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Free delivery on prescriptions.

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