MG217 Medicated Tar Side Effects

Generic Name: coal tar topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about coal tar topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name MG217 Medicated Tar.

Some side effects of MG217 Medicated Tar may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Applies to coal tar topical: topical bar, topical cream, topical emulsion, topical foam, topical gel/jelly, topical kit, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical shampoo, topical soap, topical solution

In animal studies, coal tar has been shown to increase the chance of skin cancer.

Along with its needed effects, coal tar topical (the active ingredient contained in MG217 Medicated Tar) 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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking coal tar topical:

Rare
  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
  • skin rash

Some side effects of coal tar 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
  • Stinging (mild)—especially for gel and solution dosage forms

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