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Liquimat Light Side Effects

Generic name: sulfur topical

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 27, 2022.

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

For the Consumer

Applies to sulfur topical: topical lotion, topical soap

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, sulfur topical (the active ingredient contained in Liquimat Light) 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 sulfur topical:

  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of sulfur topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sulfur topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical lotion, topical shampoo, topical soap


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


1. "Product Information. Fostril (sulfur topical)." Bristol-Myers Squibb (2005):

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.