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Scalacort DK Side Effects

Generic Name: hydrocortisone / salicylic acid / sulfur topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug hydrocortisone / salicylic acid / sulfur topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Scalacort DK.

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

Applies to hydrocortisone / salicylic acid / sulfur topical: lotion kit, shampoo

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Acne; inflamed hair follicles; mild skin irritation (eg, dryness, peeling, redness, scaling, or stinging).

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking hydrocortisone / salicylic acid / sulfur topical:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); infection; itching, burning, pain, redness, or swelling of the skin not present before using this medicine; skin thinning and discoloration.

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