Malathion topical Side Effects

Not all side effects for malathion 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 malathion topical: topical lotion

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by malathion topical. 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 malathion topical:

Rare
  • Skin rash
Incidence not known
  • Blistering and peeling of the skin
  • pain
  • reddened skin
  • swelling

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

Symptoms of overdose
  • Abdominal or stomach cramps
  • anxiety or restlessness
  • clumsiness or unsteadiness
  • confusion or mental depression
  • convulsions (seizures)
  • diarrhea
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • increased sweating
  • increased watering of the mouth or eyes
  • loss of bowel or bladder control
  • muscle twitching of the eyelids, face, and neck
  • pinpoint pupils
  • slow heartbeat
  • trembling
  • unusual weakness

Some of the side effects that can occur with malathion 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:

Less common or rare
  • Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • discharge or excessive tearing
  • redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, inner lining of the eyelid
  • stinging or irritation of the scalp

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