Hexachlorophene topical Side Effects

Not all side effects for hexachlorophene 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 hexachlorophene topical: topical application foam, topical application liquid, topical application powder for suspension

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by hexachlorophene 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 hexachlorophene topical, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Incidence not known
  • Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  • cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • redness or other discoloration of the skin
  • severe sunburn
  • skin rash
  • swelling

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking hexachlorophene topical, get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdose
  • Abdominal or stomach cramps
  • blurred vision
  • cold, clammy skin
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • decreased urination
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • dry mouth
  • fainting
  • fast, weak pulse
  • increase in heart rate
  • lightheadedness
  • loss of appetite
  • rapid breathing
  • sunken eyes
  • sweating
  • thirst
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • weight loss
  • wheezing
  • wrinkled skin

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