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Resorcinol

Generic Name: resorcinol (topical) (re SOR si nol)
Brand Name: R A Acne, Resinol
Physician reviewed resorcinol (topical) (topical) patient information - includes resorcinol (topical) description, dosage and directions.
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Drug Information:
Resorcinol works by breaking down rough, scaly, or hardened skin. Resorcinol also disinfects the skin to help fight infection. Resorcinol topical (for the skin) is used to treat pain and itching caused by minor cuts and scrapes, burns, insect bites, poison ivy, sunburn, or other skin irritations. Resorcinol topical is also used to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, corns, calluses, warts, and other skin disorders. Resorcinol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Learn more

Resorcinol Side Effects

Resorcinol topical Side Effects

Applies to resorcinol topical: topical cream

Along with its needed effects, resorcinol topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking resorcinol topical:

Less common or rare

  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine

Symptoms of resorcinol poisoning

  • Diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headache (severe or continuing)
  • nervousness or restlessness
  • slow heartbeat, shortness of breath, or troubled breathing
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of resorcinol topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Redness and peeling of skin (may occur after a few days)

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

More about resorcinol topical

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  • Drug Interactions
  • En Español
  • Drug class: topical antipsoriatics

Consumer resources

  • Resorcinol topical

Other brands: Resinol, R A Acne

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  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Resorcinol (www.drugs.com/mtm/resorcinol-topical.html).