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Ketodan Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine 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:

Less common—For cream, shampoo, foam, or gel

Itching, stinging, burning, or irritation not present before use of this medicine

Rare—For cream, foam, or gel

Acne

bleeding from sore in the mouth

blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

cracked, dry, or scaly skin

discoloration of the fingernails or toenails

dizziness

eye dryness, irritation, or swelling

red rash with watery, yellow-colored, or pus filled blisters with or without thick yellow to honey-colored crusts

skin dryness, pain, rash, redness, or swelling

sore in the mouth or on the gums

swelling of the face

Rare—For shampoo

Hair loss and irritation

Incidence not known—For gel

Pain

Incidence not known—For shampoo

Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin

burning sensation of the skin

burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site

discoloration of the hair

dry skin

fast heartbeat

fever

hives

hoarseness

irritation

itching, scaling, severe redness, or soreness of the skin

joint pain, stiffness, or swelling

rash

shortness of breath

swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet

thinning of the hair

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing or swallowing

wheezing

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common—For shampoo or gel

Dryness or oiliness of the hair and scalp

headache

Rare—For shampoo

Abnormal hair texture

mild dryness of the skin

scalp pustules

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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