Dritho-Scalp Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 12/8/2016
Dritho-Scalp Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 5/13/2016

Dritho-Scalp (anthralin) Topical Cream is an antipsoriatic medication used to treat long-term psoriasis of the scalp. Dritho-Scalp may be available in generic form. Common side effects of Dritho-Scalp include:

 

  • temporary redness or irritation of the treated scalp
  • temporary discoloration of hair and fingernails, or
  • staining of skin or hair.

Dritho-Scalp may permanently stain fabrics.

Apply a dose of Dritho-Scalp once a day or as directed by a physician. Dritho-Scalp may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Dritho-Scalp should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Dritho-Scalp (anthralin) Topical Cream Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

QUESTION

Psoriasis causes the top layer of skin cells to become inflamed and grow too quickly and flake off. See Answer
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SIDE EFFECTS

Very few instances of contact allergic reactions to anthralin have been reported. However, transient primary irritation of uninvolved skin surrounding the treated lesions is more frequently seen and may occasionally be severe. Application of Dritho-Scalp must be restricted to the psoriatic lesions. If the initial treatment produces excessive soreness or if the lesions spread, reduce frequency of application and, in extreme cases, discontinue use and consult physician. Some temporary discoloration of hair and fingernails may arise during the period of treatment but should be minimized by careful application. Dritho-Scalp may stain skin, hair or fabrics. Staining of fabrics may be permanent, so contact should be avoided.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Dritho-Scalp (Anthralin)

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