Coppertone Side Effects

Generic Name: sunscreen topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of sunscreen topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Coppertone.

Not all side effects for Coppertone 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 sunscreen topical: topical application cream, topical application gel/jelly, topical application liquid, topical application lotion, topical application oil, topical application ointment, topical application pad, topical application spray, topical application stick

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

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking sunscreen topical:

Rare
  • Acne
  • burning, itching, or stinging of the skin
  • early appearance of redness or swelling of the skin
  • late appearance of rash with or without weeping blisters that become crusted, especially in sun-exposed areas, and may extend to unexposed areas of the skin
  • pain in hairy areas
  • pus in the hair follicles

Some of the side effects that can occur with sunscreen 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
  • Drying or tightening of the skin

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