Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo – 250ml

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Paul Kelly - Medical Content Writer
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What is Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo?

Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo is a treatment that works for several different conditions on the scalp, including eczema, dandruff, psoriasis, and cradle cap. This shampoo works thanks to the 3 active ingredients that it contains, which are:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Coconut oil
  • Distilled coal tar

Salicylic acid removes any flaky or loose skin. Coconut oil works to soften, moisturise and lubricate the scalp. Distilled coal tar stops itching on the scalp and helps to restore normal skin cell development.


What causes dandruff?

Dandruff is a condition that is caused by skin development, where it is too fast and as a result, leaves a surplus of dead skin, which ends up on the scalp and in the hair. This can be the result of several different conditions, including:

  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • Tinea capitis – A fungal infection in the scalp
  • Eczema
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis

Dandruff can affect anyone, but it is not contagious and not harmful. Poor hygiene is not a factor in the formation of dandruff, though it can make the condition worse.


Who is this shampoo suitable for?

This shampoo is suitable to be used by adults and children, including babies. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients that are contained in the shampoo. Anyone who is using any other medication should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice before using this shampoo.


Can this Capasal shampoo be used by someone pregnant or breastfeeding?

This shampoo is safe to use by someone pregnant or breastfeeding without issue. Though if you are unsure, consult a medical professional for advice before using.


How should Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo be used?

This shampoo can be used daily if it is necessary to do so. To use this shampoo, apply a small amount to wet hair and then massage it into the scalp thoroughly. Leave the shampoo on for a few minutes, remove as much lather off with the hands as possible and then rinse it off. Repeat the process and then dry the hair as normal.


Are there any side effects?

Like with any types of medication, there is a chance of side effects though it is rare. Potential side effects include an allergic skin reaction, such as irritated skin. It can also make the scalp condition worse. If you notice any side effect, stop using this shampoo and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


More Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo – 250ml Reviews

By Zishan Hussain,
January 23, 2024
By Mrs Lynnette Love,
January 09, 2024
Recommended by my hairdresser as my scalp is itchy and flaky. Used it twice and already the itching has abated.
By Jeff Reeves,
January 09, 2024
Superb feel to my scalp and hair after only one wash. A new favourite.
By Alli,
September 19, 2023
It works!!
By Alf ,
May 09, 2023
Early impressions are that this is an effective and soothing medicated shampoo. You only need to use small doses for a full lather. It has a distinctive fragrance which isn’t entirely unpleasant!
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