Capitrol Side Effects
Generic Name: chloroxine topical
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of chloroxine topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Capitrol.
For the Consumer
Applies to chloroxine topical: topical cream, topical shampoo
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by chloroxine topical (the active ingredient contained in Capitrol). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking chloroxine topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:
- Irritation or burning of scalp not present before use of this medicine
- skin rash
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with chloroxine topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
- Dryness or increased itching of scalp
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to chloroxine topical: topical shampoo
Dermatologic side effects have included contact dermatitis, irritation, and burning.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Capitrol (chloroxine topical)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
Not all side effects for Capitrol may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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