What are the side effects of erythromycin-benzoyl peroxide?

Common side effects of erythromycin-benzoyl peroxide include: changes in your skin, such as burning, stinging or tingling sensations; dryness; irritation; itching; oily, tender or discolored skin; peeling; or redness. These side effects are not cause for concern. You can use the topical less often if the side effects become severe or persistent.

Severe side effects are rare, but include: blood or mucus in the stool, eye irritation and eyelid swelling, severe diarrhea or stomach pain and cramps. Seek immediate medical attention if these symptoms occur. Additionally, hives, facial swelling and chest pain could be signs of an allergic reaction. Changes in your skin or nails could also signal a fungal infection.

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