After many people expressed concern over the disappearance of the Polytar® range for a number of months, the manufacturers confirmed its discontinuation in 2014.
A statement received by the Psoriasis Association from the manufacturer of Polytar (GSK) reads:-
"We understand how important Polytar® is for our consumers and have been working diligently to identify how we could bring the brand back to market since 2012. Providing our consumers with the highest quality products is our main priority. We have had to take the difficult decision to discontinue the current range as we have been unable to source a supply of the active ingredient which would meet even basic Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards. We appreciate this is upsetting for those consumers who have relied on these products for a number of years. However, we are urgently exploring alternative product options and hope to launch an alternative product in the future.”
The discontinuation applies to Polytar® Liquid, Polytar® Plus and Polytar® Emollient.
If you still have supplies of Polytar®, they can still be used (providing they are still in date). Should you wish to discuss any further with the manufacturer please contact GSK Customer Relations on 0800 783 8881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Polytar shampoo was re-launched in July 2016. Unfortunately, the rest of the Polytar range remains discontinued.