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What is Fototar?

Fototar is no longer available in the United States.

Fototar is no longer on the US market. Fototar is a prescription cream containing coal tar as the primary active ingredient. The primary use of coal tar is the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and other skin conditions that cause scaling, dryness and redness of the skin. Coal tar itself is a keratolytic agent that peels off top layers of skin and is in a variety of different over-the-counter products.

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