Tersi Foam

Generic Name: Selenium

  • What is Tersi Foam?

    Tersi is a topical foam that contains selenium sulfide and is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis, a common inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky whitish/yellow scales to form on oily areas such as the scalp or inner ear. Tersi is also used to treat tinea versicolor, which is an overgrowth of fungus most commonly seen on the upper arms, chest, back, neck, and face.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Tersi Foam?

    Tersi is for external use only. It is not for ophthalmic, oral, anal, or intravaginal use.

  • Who should not take Tersi Foam?

    Do not use Tersi if you have a known hypersensitivity to any of the listed ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Tersi Foam?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Tersi. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Tersi should be applied twice daily unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

  • How should I take Tersi Foam?

    Tersi should be rubbed into the skin until it is completely absorbed. Shake the canister vigorously before each application and invert before using.

  • What should I avoid while taking Tersi Foam?

    Do not use Tersi for any condition other than that for which it was prescribed. Do not use Tersi on skin where there is inflammation or oozing, as increased absorption may occur. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, mouth, and broken or inflamed skin.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Tersi Foam?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Tersi. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Tersi Foam?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: itching, burning, irritation

  • Can I receive Tersi Foam if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Tersi during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Tersi Foam?

    If you miss a dose of Tersi, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at the same time.

  • How should I store Tersi Foam?

    Store at room temperature.

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