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Possible Reactions to Spinosad

Possible Side Effects

Spinosad has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people was treated with spinosad and another group was treated with permethrin cream (Nix®). This way, it was possible to see which side effects occurred, how often they occurred, and how they compared between the two groups.
In these studies, the most common reactions to spinosad included:
  • Skin redness at the application site -- in up to 3 percent of people
  • Eye redness -- up to 2 percent
  • Skin irritation at the application site -- up to 1 percent.
Other, less common side effects (occurring in 0.1 to 1 percent) included:
  • Skin dryness
  • Peeling skin
  • Hair loss.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the spinosad side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using spinosad. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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