Carbo-Dome Side Effects

Generic Name: coal tar topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of coal tar topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Carbo-Dome.

Not all side effects for Carbo-Dome may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

Applies to coal tar topical: topical bar, topical cream, topical emulsion, topical foam, topical gel/jelly, topical kit, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical shampoo, topical soap, topical solution

In animal studies, coal tar has been shown to increase the chance of skin cancer.

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by coal tar topical (the active ingredient contained in Carbo-Dome). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking coal tar topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Rare
  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
  • skin rash

Some of the side effects that can occur with coal tar topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common
  • Stinging (mild)—especially for gel and solution dosage forms

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