Exorex consists of a range of over-the-counter products for the management of psoriasis. The range is formulated to work together. Use them together to help you manage and treat your condition, feel better and live confidently.

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Exorex Lotion (coal tar solution 5% v/w cutaneous emulsion) is the most important step in treating and managing psoriasis as it contains the active coal tar ingredient for the treatment of mild to moderate psoriasis . Apply Exorex Lotion 2 or 3 times a day to those areas of the body affected by psoriasis. Do not be concerned if some of the lotion comes into contact with surrounding areas of unaffected skin. It is suitable for any age and can be diluted to suit individual requirements. Always read the label.

Coal tar has mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, and relieves itching. It is also absorbed into the skin cells and is thought to inhibit DNA replication in these cells. This slows down cell division and stops the cells from multiplying excessively. In turn, this reduces thickening and scaling of the skin.

SPC – Summary of Product Characteristics

PIL – Patient Information Leaflet

How should I prepare my skin?

Carefully cleanse the affected areas with with non-irritant and fragrance-free Exorex Hair & Body Shampoo, then gently pat your skin dry.

How do I use the lotion?

Apply Exorex Lotion 2 or 3 times a day to those areas of the body affected by psoriasis. Do not be concerned if some of the lotion comes into contact with surrounding areas of unaffected skin. The right amount should dry on your skin in about 2 minutes. Once dry, apply a compatible moisturiser such as Exorex Moisturising Cream to the same areas.

How long should I use it for?

Everyone is different. You may find the lotion is helping in just a few weeks, or it might take a bit longer. No two psoriasis sufferers are the same

Can I trust it to work?

Exorex Lotion has been shown in clinical trials to improve the signs and symptoms of mild-to-moderate psoriasis, as well as eczema and other skin conditions. One of the reasons for its success levels amongst patients is that both the lotion (and the cream) contain Vitamin F. Vitamin F contains two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha-linoleinic acid (ALA – omega 3). The former assists in restoring the upper layer of the dermals by forming part of the lipid structure in the stratum corneum and also being used to make ceramide, a crucial component of the lipid matrix to ensure a visible epidermis. Linoleic acid also supports the healing process of dermatoses…by noticeably accelerating the regeneration of the skin barrier (Dr. Hans Lautenschläger Essential fatty acids, cosmetic from inside and outside, published in beauty forum 2003). Please note that OTC remedies are just first line therapy and further more intensive treatments both second and third line therapies can be used for more severe cases.

  • It is cosmetically acceptable to patients
  • It is very easy to use and, with care, apply with caution to the face
  • It is suitable for patients of all ages, and can be diluted if necessary to suit the requirements of individual patients
  • It does not cause thinning of skin layers affected by the patient’s psoriasis*

* Source: The Journal of Clinical Investigation Volume 123 Number 2 February 2013 by McClean and Irvin Further supported by Di Meglio for psoriasis (Immunity 2014, June 9,;40(6) 989-101).

Exorex Moisturising Cream is a colourless and odourless non-irritant moisturiser and should be applied following treatment with Exorex Lotion, ideally 2 or 3 times a day and massaged gently into the skin until it disappears. The cream can be applied  as often as needed in between applications of Exorex Lotion to help reduce itching and irritation, maintain skin moisture and help to remove skin scaling. both.

Exorex Hair and Body Shampoo has been carefully formulated to be kind on delicate skin that has been affected by psoriasis, both on the body and the scalp. As with any other shampoo, it can be used in the morning or evening as preferred and its gentle, fragrance-free formula can be used daily without irritating the skin.

Exorex Lotion is a licensed medicine. Always read the label. For the treatment of psoriasis. Exorex Moisturising Cream and Exorex Hair and Body Shampoo are not licensed medicines.

Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications, and method of use can be found at: