Resorcinol / sulfur topical Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to resorcinol / sulfur topical: topical cream, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical paste
As well as its needed effects, resorcinol / sulfur topical may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking resorcinol / sulfur topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Less common or rare:
- Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
- Diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting
- headache (severe or continuing)
- nervousness or restlessness
- slow heartbeat, shortness of breath, or troubled breathing
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Minor Side Effects
Some resorcinol / sulfur topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common:
- Redness and peeling of skin (may occur after a few days)
- Unusual dryness of skin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to resorcinol / sulfur topical: topical cream, topical lotion
Dermatologic side effects have included irritation and dryness.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Bensulfoid (resorcinol-sulfur topical)." ECR Pharmaceuticals, Richmond, VA.
It is possible that some side effects of resorcinol / sulfur topical 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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