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Oxymetazoline topical Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to oxymetazoline topical: topical application cream

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:

Less common
  • 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

Local

Common (1% to 10%): Application site dermatitis/pruritus/pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Application site erythema[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Worsening inflammatory lesions of rosacea[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Rhofade (oxymetazoline topical)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

Some side effects of oxymetazoline topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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