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Tavaborole topical Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to tavaborole topical: topical application solution

Along with its needed effects, tavaborole topical 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 tavaborole topical:

Less Common

  • Blistering, burning, itching, pain, stinging, or redness at the application site
  • ingrown toenail

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to tavaborole topical: topical solution


Common (1% to 10%): Application site exfoliation, ingrown toenail, application site erythema, application site dermatitis[Ref]

Potential for skin irritation; no evidence of contact sensitization.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Kerydin (tavaborole topical)." Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Palo Alto,, CA.

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.