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16 May 2022

Polytar Scalp Shampoo set to return

The coal tar-based shampoo is due to return to stock after a temporary supply issue.

Polytar Shampoo (website news)

In March 2022 we received an enquiry regarding the availability of the coal tar treatment, Polytar Scalp Shampoo, after one of our members was told the product had been discontinued. We contacted the manufacturer, Thornton & Ross, to find out more.

Thornton & Ross told us that Polytar Scalp Shampoo was unavailable due to supplier issues, but that this was a temporary issue and the product had not been discontinued. They were unable to provide an expected date for its return to pharmacies.

In May 2022, we contacted Thornton & Ross once again, and they told us that Polytar Scalp Shampoo is due to return to pharmacies in late May 2022.

If you have any questions or would like further information, Thornton & Ross can be contacted directly either by phone on 01484 848 164, or by email at

You can find more information about other currently unavailable treatments here.