Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop taking immediately if you develop any tightness in your throat or swelling of your eyes, face, lip or tongue, feel faint or have difficulty breathing. Stop using this product if you develop hives or itching of the face or body.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
- Dry skin
- Local skin rash
- Burning sensation
- Irritation of skin
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
- Swelling face
- Allergic reactions; swelling of the eyelids, tightness in the throat
- Pain of skin – stinging
- Difficulty breathing
- Skin discolouration
- Application site burn – mostly superficial but has been known to cause severe blisters
If skin irritation occurs, it is likely to be mild to moderate, with local signs of redness, dryness, scaling, burning and pain. Which peaks during the first week and resolves without the need for additional treatment.
For complete details about all side effects always read the Patient Information Leaflet.