Sulforcin Side Effects

Generic Name: resorcinol / sulfur topical

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

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

For the Consumer

Applies to resorcinol / sulfur topical: topical cream, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical paste

As well as its needed effects, resorcinol / sulfur topical may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking resorcinol / sulfur topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Less common or rare
  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
Symptoms of resorcinol poisoning
  • Diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headache (severe or continuing)
  • nervousness or restlessness
  • slow heartbeat, shortness of breath, or troubled breathing
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some resorcinol / sulfur 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:

More common
  • Redness and peeling of skin (may occur after a few days)
Less common
  • Unusual dryness of skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to resorcinol / sulfur topical: topical cream, topical lotion

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included irritation and dryness.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Bensulfoid (resorcinol-sulfur topical)." ECR Pharmaceuticals, Richmond, VA.

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