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Dritho-Scalp Side Effects

Generic Name: anthralin topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of anthralin topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Dritho-Scalp.

Applies to anthralin topical: topical cream, topical ointment, topical paste, topical shampoo

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

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by anthralin topical (the active ingredient contained in Dritho-Scalp). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Severity: Moderate

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

More common:
  • Redness or other skin irritation of treated or uninvolved skin not present before use of this medicine
  • Skin rash

Not all side effects for Dritho-Scalp 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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