Coal Tar Solution 12% w/w
Salicylic Acid 2% w/w
Sulfur for External Use 4% w/w

Scaly Scalp Conditions

Sebco™ is an ointment which is used in the treatment of skin diseases which cause dry scaly skin on the scalp. These include dandruff, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and psoriasis. It contains coal tar solution, sulphur and salicylic acid in a coconut oil base, which helps to soften and remove the scale when used regularly.

The ingredients for Sebco™ have been used in the UK for many years, as it is based on an ointment called ‘Unguentum Cocois Co’ which contains ingredients that have been popularly used by dermatologists and doctors for over 70 years.

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(For Healthcare Professionals)

Arrange a demonstration with your local NHS Partnership Liaison Manager, this can be arranged either face to face within your department or digitally.

Sebco™ Video

(For Patients & Healthcare Professionals)

Watch our application guide video which provides some helpful advice on how best to apply Sebco™

Abbreviated Prescribing Information >

Sebco™ Digital Leaflet

(For Healthcare Professionals)

Download our digital product leaflet to learn more about Sebco™, from application guidance to product information.

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Sebco™ Infographic

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Download our digital product leaflet to learn more about Sebco™, from application guidance to product information.

Sebco™ Application Guide

(For Healthcare Professionals)

How to Use Sebco™

• Adults, children over 12 years and the elderly
Part the hair and apply a thin ribbon of Sebco™ to the affected areas of the scalp. Take care to avoid contact with the eyes. Gently rub in the ointment and leave in contact with scalp for approximately one hour. Wash the hands immediately afterwards.
After one hour remove the ointment by showering or rinsing with warm water. If after the first week there is no improvement or after 4 weeks’ symptoms persist, consult your doctor. If you accidentally get some into your eyes wash it out immediately with plenty of cold tap water.
Sebco™ should be used daily for three to seven days initially to bring the condition under control and then once or twice a week as required to maintain the treatment.

• Children 6 – 12 years
To be used under medical supervision only.

• Children under 6 years
Not recommended.

Legal Category: GSL

Product Information:

For full information about Sebco™ please see the documents below.

The Summary of Product Characteristics, which may be downloaded below, is the most up to date version, revised April 2019. Due to regulatory changes this may vary from the information on the MHRA website. If you have any queries, please contact us on +44 (0)191 375 9020.

Where to purchase Sebco™

is available at all good pharmacies


Summary of Product Characteristics >


Patient Information Leaflet >


Sebco sales aid >

Pack Sizes

40g Tube 100g Tube

Active Ingredients

Coal Tar Solution 12% w/w
Precipitated Sulfur 4.0 % w/w
Salicylic Acid 2.0 % w/w

Adverse Effects

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at Adverse events should also be reported to Derma UK on +44 (0)191 375 9020