Rhofade Side Effects
Generic name: oxymetazoline topical
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 2, 2021.
Note: This document contains side effect information about oxymetazoline topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Rhofade.
For the Consumer
Applies to oxymetazoline topical: topical application cream
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, oxymetazoline topical (the active ingredient contained in Rhofade) 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:
- 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
Common (1% to 10%): Application site dermatitis/pruritus/pain
Common (1% to 10%): Worsening inflammatory lesions of rosacea[Ref]
Frequently asked questions
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- Drug class: topical anti-rosacea agents
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Rhofade (oxymetazoline topical)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.