Patient adherence has always been a challenge for healthcare providers treating psoriasis. Treating scalp psoriasis is particularly challenging in that most common treatments are disruptive to the patient’s daily routine—which makes them less likely to follow instructions. Most patients with scalp psoriasis already have a hair care routine in place and are resistant to any changes. Dr. Steven Feldman, MD, PhD, described scalp psoriasis as “the mother of all adherence problems in his book, ‘Practical Ways to Improve Patients Treatment Outcomes’.
Simplifying the treatment protocol is key to successful adherence to a scalp psoriasis treatment regimen. Zithranol® Shampoo (anthralin 1%, microcrystalline-encapsulated system) is a non-steroidal shampoo that is lathered into the scalp and then rinsed off after 3 to 4 minutes. Zithranol Shampoo can be incorporated into any hair care routine.
Patients with scalp psoriasis are finding that Zithranol Shampoo fits easily and effectively into their daily routines. In a recent patient-centered outcomes trial, 93% of patients said they would use Zithranol Shampoo again.
Prescribing Zithranol Shampoo is also easy with the Elorac Direct™ Savings Program. This program ensures that patients pay no more than $40 for their Zithranol Shampoo prescriptions, including refills.
If you are battling Scalp Psoriasis, Zithranol Shampoo may help.
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