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Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Side Effects

Generic Name: pyrithione zinc topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of pyrithione zinc topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp.

For the Consumer

Applies to pyrithione zinc topical: topical bar, topical cream, topical lotion, topical shampoo, topical soap, topical solution, topical spray

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by pyrithione zinc topical (the active ingredient contained in Head & Shoulders Dry 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 pyrithione zinc topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Less common or rare:
  • Irritation of skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to pyrithione zinc topical: topical bar, topical shampoo, topical spray


Dermatologic side effects including skin irritation have rarely been reported.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Dermazinc (pyrithione zinc topical)." Dermalogix Partners Inc, Scarborough, ME.

Not all side effects for Head & Shoulders Dry 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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