Clearasil Acne Fighting Side Effects

Generic Name: salicylic acid topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about salicylic acid topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Clearasil Acne Fighting.

Some side effects of Clearasil Acne Fighting may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Applies to salicylic acid topical: topical cream, topical dressing, topical foam, topical gel/jelly, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical pad, topical paste, topical shampoo, topical soap, topical solution, topical stick

Along with its needed effects, salicylic acid topical (the active ingredient contained in Clearasil Acne Fighting) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking salicylic acid topical:

Less common or rare
  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (moderate or severe)
Frequency not known
  • Dryness and peeling of skin
  • flushing
  • redness of skin
  • unusually warm skin
Symptoms of salicylic acid poisoning
  • Confusion
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • fast or deep breathing
  • headache (severe or continuing)
  • hearing loss
  • lightheadedness
  • nausea
  • rapid breathing
  • ringing or buzzing in ears (continuing)
  • severe drowsiness
  • stomach pain
  • vomiting

Some side effects of salicylic acid topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (mild)
  • stinging

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