Salytar® Ointment 15g/0.53oz

Coal Tar 6% + Salicylic Acid 3% + Sulphur 3%

USD $19.00


✓ Reduces the overproduction of skin cells

✓ Slows down the rapid growth of skin cells and restores a healthy appearance

✓ Reduces itching, inflammation and swelling in psoriasis

✓ Reduces the scaling and growth of scales

✓ Has a keratolytic effect

✓ FDA-approved product

✓ Disinfects

Indications Salytar ointment: psoriasis of the scalp, seborrhea of the scalp, seborrheic dermatitis, seborrheic eczema, chromophytosis, dermatoses, developing on the background of the increased function of the sebaceous glands of the skin;

Coal Tar controls and reduces inflammation and itching. Salicylic Acid helps in the removal of excessive skin build-up. Precipitated Sulphur prevents drying and helps in fast healing.

Salytar ointment reduces inflammation – reduces itching and redness, clears excess scale – softens and removes scale, reduces cell proliferation – assists in the restoration of skin to its normal condition, also re-moisturizes and repairs affected skin tissue.

Salytar Ointment is very effective in the control of the scaling of seborrhoea, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and psoriasis of the scalp.

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What is Salytar® ointment

Salytar® ointment is a combination together of 3 active and powerful substances, which prevents the development of side effects in the form of irritation. Salytar Ointment is the standard treatment for psoriasis of the skin and scalp. Some minor local side effects of the ointment may appear: irritation, burning, redness, dryness, peeling. Salytar Ointment contains Salicylic Acid, precipitated Sulphur, and coal tar which is exclusively formulated for the treatment of Psoriasis and other skin conditions associated with scaling and inflammation. It quickly relieves the irritating and unsightly symptoms of psoriasis.

Key ingredients of  Salytar® ointment

Coal tar – consists of 10000 components (phenol, toluene, xylene, and other organic acids, of which only half is revealed). Coal tar is used on the skin to treat the itching, scaling, and flaking due to skin conditions such as psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. Coal tar belongs to a class of drugs known as keratoplastics. It works by causing the skin to shed dead cells from its top layer and slow down the growth of skin cells. This effect decreases scaling and dryness. Coal tar can also decrease itchiness from these skin conditions.

Salicylic acid – has a pronounced anti-inflammatory, keratolytic properties and helps soften and remove psoriasis crusts, thereby facilitates access and the impact of coal tar and sulfur in the skin. Salicylic acid is a keratolytic (peeling agent). Salicylic acid causes shedding of the outer layer of skin. Salicylic acid topical (for the skin) is used in the treatment of acne, dandruff, seborrhea, or psoriasis, and to remove corns, calluses, and warts. Salicylic acid topical can cause a rare but serious allergic reaction or severe skin irritation. Stop using this medicine and get emergency medical help if you have: hives, itching; difficult breathing, feeling light-headed; or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. You should not use salicylic acid topical if you are allergic to it.

Precipitated sulfurreduces itching and exhibits antiparasitic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and keratoplasty properties.

Do not use Salytar® ointment

  • Hypersensitivity to any component of the ointment
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Children up to age 12 years
  • Irritation, acute inflammation of the skin and exacerbation of chronic skin diseases
  • Photosensitivity
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis, acute eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis exudative
  • Defeat sebaceous complexes of hair (folliculitis, furunculosis, acne, sycosis)
  • Professional eczema caused by allergens of chemical origin
  • Kidney disease

Side effects of Salytar® ointment

Patients with acute eczema with inflammation, especially in the presence of erosions observed burning, but at the same time, the itching disappeared. Burning stops after 10-15 minutes, and just in few patients is saved the whole application period. After 2-3 applications burning usually disappears.

The emergence of a strong irritation is the basis for the termination of treatment. At the same time, the irritation in eczema should not always be regarded as an unfavorable sign. Erythema usually passes quickly by applying lotions and pastes.

It is not associated with intolerance ointments, and second application after 5-10 days break generally provides a favorable effect. Developing tar acne or folliculitis, is sometimes observed when applying tar to the scalp.

Precautionary measures

  • Before the start of treatment is recommended to test tolerability of ointment on a limited area of the skin for 2-4 days
  • Should be avoided contact ointments with eyes and mucous membranes of the mouth. If this occurs, immediately rinse with large amounts of water
  • Do not apply ointment on exposed areas (face, neck, arms) to avoid sunburn
  • Patients should limit or avoid excessive exposure to natural and artificial sunlight (it should always use sunscreen)
  • Not recommended sulfanilamide preparations, phenothiazine derivatives, and other agents, have the property to increase the photosensitivity of the skin
  • Should not be used the ointment for a long time on large areas, especially in children and people with thin skin. When applied to extensive areas must be periodically examine the urine for signs of jade.

Dosage and how to use Salytar® ointment

  • Before use – consult your doctor
  • Apply a little rubbing into the skin, in the evening (2 times a day) for at least for 2 hours, unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor
  • For best results, strengthening the keratolytic effect, applied from above occlusive dressing
  • With the defeat of the scalp ointment is recommended to apply for 3-4 hours before washing your hair;
  • The treated area should not be more than 25 % of body surface
  • After thoroughly wash your hands
  • The recommended period of treatment is 1-4 weeks
  • The second course should be agreed with your physician.



The Menarini Group is an Italian pharmaceutical company. Its headquarters is in Florence and has three divisions: Menarini Ricerche, Menarini Biotech and Menarini Diagnostics. It is committed to the search for pharmacological solutions for such therapeutic areas as cardiovascular diseases, oncology, pain/inflammation, asthma, and anti-infectives. Menarini's research activities are carried out through Menarini Ricerche, which deals with all R&D activities, from the creation of new projects up to the drug registration. Its Menarini Biotech follows the creation of a biotechnological drug from the very early stages of research, through to the pilot scale and up to industrial production. The Group's Menarini Diagnostics division is a health care company with a worldwide network of affiliates partners and distributors focused on diabetes, hematology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, and immunology. In 2011, the company had 13,081 employees worldwide. Menarini India is the Indian affiliate of the Menarini Group, which is a leading biopharmaceutical company, focused on delivering differentiated ethical and consumer healthcare brands across the world. A. Menarini India operates across the entire commercial value chain, from regulatory approval and product launch to lifecycle management and offers an unparalleled customer experience to all stakeholders including partners wanting to tap into the India growth story. Through our team of over 1,200 passionate sales, marketing and support professionals, Menarini India manages a diverse portfolio of proprietary healthcare brands as well as licensed brands from global biotech and multinational companies. Leveraging the strengths of its infrastructure, Menarini India is able to tap onto extensive global resources and its' own unique local customer insights to deliver innovative brands from R&D, through to manufacturing, regulatory approvals, and commercialization. Menarini India operates in one of the fastest growing healthcare markets worldwide, increasing at an annual compounded growth rate of 15%, more than double the global growth rate for the sector. With India being among the top growth contributors globally, Menarini India is establishing itself as a leader in this rapidly expanding market through targeted investments. With over 3,300 professionals in 13 major markets, Menarini Asia-Pacific operates across the entire commercial value chain, from regulatory approval and product launch to lifecycle management and offers an unparalleled customer experience to partners wanting to tap into the Asia-Pacific growth story. To be the leading provider of important healthcare brands that improve the lives of people in the Asia-Pacific region. Menarini India continues to build its reputation as a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company based on the illustrious history and success of the Menarini Group. It operates one of the most effective and experienced professional sales and marketing organizations in the region, while practicing transparency and excellent corporate governance. Our people are our greatest assets. To encourage their best efforts, we treat each of our employees with fairness and respect, providing them with the support needed to achieve their professional goals. We believe the following four key values will be the source of our success:
  • Integrity - we do what we say, and do what is right
  • Customer Focus - we delight our customers by delivering and exceeding their expectations
  • Sense of Urgency - we value speed and despise bureaucracy
  • Ambition - we aspire to stay at the forefront of our industry by setting lofty goals


Coal tar 6.0 %
Salicylic acid 3.0%
Precipitated sulfur 3.0%
On the ointment base q.s.


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