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Psoriatec Side Effects

Generic name: anthralin topical

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 17, 2023.

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

Applies to anthralin topical: topical cream, topical shampoo.

Anthralin has been shown to cause tumors in animals. However, there have been no reports of anthralin causing tumors in humans.

Serious side effects of Psoriatec

Along with its needed effects, anthralin topical (the active ingredient contained in Psoriatec) 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 anthralin topical:

More common

  • Redness or other skin irritation of treated or uninvolved skin not present before use of this medicine


  • Skin rash

More about Psoriatec (anthralin topical)

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Other brands

Zithranol, Drithocreme, Dritho-Scalp, Zithranol-RR

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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.