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Petrolatum topical Side Effects

Applies to petrolatum topical: topical ointment.

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Stop using petrolatum topical and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • skin redness or tenderness;

  • itching; or

  • swelling.

Less serious side effects may be more likely, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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.