Coal tar is a Medicine belongs to Dermatological drug group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1724   Edition : 38,

  ►   Brandname : Cotar-S; Cotar-K; Alfhosyl; Carel; Capasal; Cocois

  ►  Strength : Shampoo with 0.5-5  %, Ointment with   , Paste with   ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 1120   Edition : 12, Martindale    Page : 1724   Edition : 38,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Topical,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1723   Edition : 38,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info

Ref :-  Book :




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  

Ref :- Book :
►  Side Effect : Skin irritation, photosensitivity, acne-like eruptions of the skin,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1723   Edition : 38,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Coal tar is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  ,
Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,


►  Contraindication : inflamed or broken skin, mucosa, or the anogenital area., face and skin flexures.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1723   Edition : 38,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   tar oils can reduce the thickness of the epidermis.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1723   Edition : 38,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- with same compound,

  ►  Pathway with its reference as follows :-
  • Antidote . --- (Olson, Kent R. "Activated Charcoal For Acute Poisoning: One Toxicologist’S Journey". Journal of Medical Toxicology 6.2 (2010): 190-198. Web. )

  •   ►  URL -- http://toxicology.ucsd.edu/Activated%20Charcoal%20for%20Acute%20Poisoning.pdf,


    Dietry Substance Interactions


    ​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



    ContraIndication Dietry Substance


    ​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

    ►   Route of Elimination :   NA


    ►    Plasma Half-life :
      Min value :-   nf,    Max value :-   NA
    Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,

    ►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   nf,    Max value :-   NA
    Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,