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

Along with its needed effects, sunscreen topical (the active ingredient contained in Coppertone) 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur while 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 side effects of sunscreen 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
  • Drying or tightening of the skin

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