Exorex Lotion (Coal tar - non Rx) Customer Reviews

Exorex Lotion

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Coal tar is applied topically to alleviate itching, scaling, and flaking associated with skin conditions like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. This medication is classified under keratoplastics, functioning by promoting the shedding of dead cells from the skin’s surface layer and retarding the growth of skin cells. This action reduces scaling and dryness, while also alleviating itchiness commonly experienced with these skin conditions.

Uses and Dosage

This medication is specifically intended for skin application. To prevent irritation, avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, groin, or rectum. In case of accidental contact with these areas, rinse thoroughly with cool water for 15 minutes and wash hands after application.

Apply a small amount of the medication to the affected area, gently massaging it in. Typically, it is applied 1 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Allow the medication to air dry before coming into contact with clothing. Refrain from applying to broken or infected skin unless advised by your doctor.

For scalp treatment, adhere to the instructions provided in the package. Coal tar products may also be utilized in baths or as hand/foot soaks. Follow package directions meticulously and rinse off thoroughly, as coal tar products can create slippery surfaces in the shower or bath.

Dosage is determined by your medical condition, the type/brand of product, and your response to treatment. Avoid using excessive amounts, increasing frequency, or prolonging use beyond the directed duration, as this won’t expedite the resolution of your condition but may heighten the risk of side effects.

Consistently use this medication to maximize its benefits. Establish a routine by applying it at the same time(s) each day to aid in remembering.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Seek immediate medical assistance if your skin condition covers a large area or if you suspect a serious medical issue.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • stinging/burning of the skin
  • peeling
  • inflamed hair follicles
  • sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity)
  • discoloration or staining of the skin

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • skin rash


  • Before beginning treatment with coal tar, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies you have, including any potential allergies to coal tar or other substances. This product might contain inactive ingredients that could trigger allergic reactions or other complications.
  • Disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
  • This medication may heighten your sensitivity to sunlight. Ensure you thoroughly wash off the medication before undergoing light treatment or exposing yourself to sunlight, following your doctor’s instructions. Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunlamps for at least 24 hours after using this medication unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Some other medications may also increase your sensitivity to the sun. Seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you experience sunburn or develop skin blisters or redness.
  • During pregnancy, this medication should only be used if clearly necessary. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Exorex Lotion is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Exorex Lotion lotion:
    • 1 %


How long does Exorex Lotion take to work?

For adults, symptoms should improve within 4 weeks of starting a new coal tar treatment (2 weeks for children).

Is Exorex Lotion the same as road tar?

The tar found in both is the same, however Exorex Lotion uses a very small amount which is non-toxic and safe for medical use.


  1. https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/coal-tar/common-questions-about-coal-tar/
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/coal-tar-topical-route/side-effects/drg-20068614
  3. https://www.rxlist.com/coal_tar_topical/generic-drug.htm
  4. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-4183-1056/coal-tar-topical/coal-tar-topical/details
  5. https://www.drugs.com/sfx/exorex-side-effects.html

Additional information

Generic name:

Coal tar – non Rx





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