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Ovide Side Effects

Generic Name: malathion topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug malathion topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Ovide.

It is possible that some side effects of Ovide may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

Applies to malathion topical: topical lotion

As well as its needed effects, malathion topical (the active ingredient contained in Ovide) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking malathion topical, check with your doctor immediately:

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 malathion topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

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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