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Coal tar/salicylic acid/sulfur topical Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 22, 2022.

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.

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

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:

  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

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