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Fostex Medicated Cleansing Cream Side Effects

Generic Name: salicylic acid / sulfur topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of salicylic acid / sulfur topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Fostex Medicated Cleansing Cream.

For the Consumer

Applies to salicylic acid / sulfur topical: topical bar, topical cream, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical shampoo, topical soap

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by salicylic acid / sulfur topical. 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 salicylic acid / sulfur topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with salicylic acid / sulfur 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:

  • Redness and peeling of skin (may occur after a few days)
  • unusual dryness of skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to salicylic acid / sulfur topical: topical cream, topical lotion, topical shampoo, topical soap


Dermatologic side effects including redness, peeling, irritation, and unusual dryness of skin have been reported.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Sebulex Shampoo (salicylic acid-sulfur topical)." Apothecon Inc, Princeton, NJ.

Not all side effects for Fostex Medicated Cleansing Cream 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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