Oxymetazoline topical Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 7, 2022.
For the Consumer
Applies to oxymetazoline topical: topical application cream
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, oxymetazoline topical 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 oxymetazoline topical:
- Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
- cracked, dry, scaly skin
- swelling or pain at the application site
- worsening of rosacea pimples
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to oxymetazoline topical: topical cream
Common (1% to 10%): Application site dermatitis/pruritus/pain
Common (1% to 10%): Worsening inflammatory lesions of rosacea[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Rhofade (oxymetazoline topical)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.
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