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Xolegel Side Effects

In clinical trials, the most commonly reported side effect of Xolegel was a burning sensation at the application site. However, this side effect only occurred in up to 1 percent of people using this skin medication. Contact your healthcare provider if you are using Xolegel and your seborrhea becomes worse or you develop any signs of an allergic reaction.

An Introduction to Xolegel Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Xolegel® (ketoconazole gel) 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 Xolegel. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Reported Side Effects of Xolegel

Xolegel has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, any potential side effects were reported and carefully documented. Based on these studies, the drug appears unlikely to cause many side effects.
In fact, only one side effect -- a burning sensation at the application site -- was reported frequently. Up to 1 percent of people using Xolegel reported this particular side effect. All other side effects were reported rarely (in less than 1 percent of people).
Some of the rare side effects of Xolegel included but were not limited to:
  • Dermatitis skin reactions
  • A discharge
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Fluid-filled skin bumps (pustules)
  • Eye irritation or swelling
  • Impetigo skin infection
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Unusual sensations
  • Acne
  • Nail discoloration
  • Facial swelling.

Xolegel Medication Information

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