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Extina Side Effects

If you develop severe skin irritation or other intolerable skin reactions while using Extina, let your healthcare provider know right away. Fortunately, most people tend to tolerate this medicine well, and it is unlikely that this product will cause serious reactions. Some of the commonly reported side effects of Extina include burning sensations at the application site or other skin reactions.

An Introduction to Extina Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Extina® (ketoconazole foam) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses this product will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Extina. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Extina

Extina has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, Extina foam was compared to a similar product that did not contain any active ingredients (a placebo). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In clinical trials, the most common side effects of Extina included:
  • Burning sensations at the application site -- in up to 10 percent of people
  • Other application site skin reactions (not specified) -- up to 6 percent.
These side effects also occurred in a similar percentage of people using the placebo foam. This might indicate that the foam itself (the formulation of the inactive ingredients), rather than the active ingredients, is causing the side effects. It might also indicate that these "side effects" might simply be symptoms of the underlying condition itself.

Extina Drug Information

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