Coal tar / salicylic acid / sulfur topical Side Effects

Not all side effects for coal tar / salicylic acid / sulfur topical 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 / salicylic acid / sulfur topical: topical cream, topical liquid, topical shampoo

In animal studies, coal tar (contained in this combination medicine) 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 / salicylic acid / sulfur topical. 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 / salicylic acid / sulfur topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

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