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Kerydin Side Effects

Generic name: tavaborole topical

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 8, 2021.

Note: This document contains side effect information about tavaborole topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Kerydin.

For the Consumer

Applies to tavaborole topical: topical application solution

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, tavaborole topical (the active ingredient contained in Kerydin) 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking tavaborole topical:

Less common

  • Blistering, burning, itching, pain, stinging, or redness at the application site
  • ingrown toenail

Incidence not known

  • Crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  • fast heartbeat
  • fever
  • hives, itching, skin rash
  • hoarseness
  • irritation
  • joint pain, stiffness or swelling
  • redness of the skin
  • scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing or swallowing

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to tavaborole topical: topical solution


Common (1% to 10%): Application site exfoliation, application site erythema, application site dermatitis[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Ingrown toenail[Ref]


Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity, contact allergy[Ref]

Frequently asked questions


1. "Product Information. Kerydin (tavaborole topical)." Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Palo Alto,, CA.

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.