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Anthralin topical Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 1, 2022.

Applies to anthralin topical: topical cream, topical shampoo.

Anthralin has been shown to cause tumors in animals. However, there have been no reports of anthralin causing tumors in humans.

Serious side effects of Anthralin topical

Along with its needed effects, anthralin topical 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 anthralin topical:

More common

  • Redness or other skin irritation of treated or uninvolved skin not present before use of this medicine


  • Skin rash

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.