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ionil T® Shampoo can relieve scalp problems like itching and flaking. It also reduces inflammation, cleans hair and helps maintain a healthy scalp.


Active Ingredients

ionil T® Shampoo contains coal tar 4.25% and salicylic acid 2%.

  1. Coal tar – it has been widely used in anti-dandruff shampoo for almost 100 years (1) and is one of the first-line treatments for the scalp dermatoses management (2). Coal tar is anti-pruritic, anti-inflammatory, fungistatic, sebosuppressive, keratolytic and anti-proliferative (3-6).
  2. Salicylic acid – it is anti-pruritic (7), anti-inflammatory (7), keratolytic (8) and able to enhance the penetration rate of other agents into skin (9).



  1. Goeckerman WH. The treatment of psoriasis. Northwest Medicine. 1925;24:229–230.
  2. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Psoriasis: assessment and management. Clinical guideline [CG153] Published date: October 2012 Last updated: September 2017. Available:
  3. Borda LJ, Wikramanayake TC. Seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff: a comprehensive review. Journal of clinical and investigative dermatology. 2015; 3(2).
  4. Arnold WP. Tar. Clinical Dermatology. 1997; 15: 739-44.
  5. Thami GP, Sarkar R. Coal tar: past, present and future. Clinical and experimental dermatology. 2002; 27(2): 99-103.
  6. WHO Model Prescribing Information – Drugs used in Skin Diseases (1997). Available:
  7. Mueller. Topical dermatological therapy. Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology (Second Edition), 2008 ; 546 – 556. Available:
  8. Roberts DL, et al. Detection of the action of salicylic acid on the normal stratum corneum. British Journal of Dermatology. 1980; 103(2): 191-6.
  9. Krochmal L, et al. Topical corticosteroid compounding: effects on physicochemical stability and skin penetration rate. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 1989; 21(5): 979-84.


ionil T® Shampoo

  • Dosage

    Can be used daily, or according to physicians or pharmacists’ advice.

  • Packing

    Bottle of 200ml shampoo

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