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PHisoHex Side Effects

Generic Name: hexachlorophene topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug hexachlorophene topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name pHisoHex.

Applies to hexachlorophene topical: topical application foam, topical application liquid, topical application powder for suspension

As well as its needed effects, hexachlorophene topical (the active ingredient contained in pHisoHex) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking hexachlorophene topical, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Incidence not known:
  • Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  • cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • redness or other discoloration of the skin
  • severe sunburn
  • skin rash
  • swelling

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking hexachlorophene topical, get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdose:
  • Abdominal or stomach cramps
  • blurred vision
  • cold, clammy skin
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • decreased urination
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • dry mouth
  • fainting
  • fast, weak pulse
  • increase in heart rate
  • lightheadedness
  • loss of appetite
  • rapid breathing
  • sunken eyes
  • sweating
  • thirst
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • weight loss
  • wheezing
  • wrinkled skin

It is possible that some side effects of pHisoHex may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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