Sulfur topical Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to sulfur topical: topical cream, topical gel/jelly, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical shampoo, topical soap, topical solution
As well as its needed effects, sulfur topical may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking sulfur topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:
- Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
Minor Side Effects
Some 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:
- Redness and peeling of skin (may occur after a few days)
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to sulfur topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical lotion, topical shampoo, topical soap
Dermatologic side effects including skin irritation, redness, and peeling have been reported.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Fostril (sulfur topical)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
It is possible that some side effects of 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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