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Coal tar/salicylic acid/sulfur topical Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 16, 2023.

Applies to coal tar/salicylic acid/sulfur topical: topical shampoo.

In animal studies, coal tar (contained in this combination medicine) has been shown to increase the chance of skin cancer.

Serious side effects

Along with its needed effects, coal tar/salicylic acid/sulfur 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 coal tar/salicylic acid/sulfur topical:

Further information

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.