Tarsum Side Effects
Generic Name: coal tar topical
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug coal tar topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Tarsum.
Applies to coal tar topical: topical bar, topical cream, topical emulsion, topical foam, topical gel/jelly, topical kit, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical shampoo, topical soap, topical solution
In animal studies, coal tar has been shown to increase the chance of skin cancer.
As well as its needed effects, coal tar topical (the active ingredient contained in Tarsum) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking coal tar topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Rare:
- Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
- skin rash
Some coal tar 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:
- Stinging (mild)—especially for gel and solution dosage forms
It is possible that some side effects of Tarsum 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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