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What are the side effects of ciclopirox shampoo?

Minor side effects of using ciclopirox shampoo may include:

  • itching, burning, redness
  • headaches
  • rash and other skin problems

A life-threatening allergic reaction to ciclopirox shampoo can cause swelling of your face, lips, tongue and throat, as well as tightness in your chest, hives and a rash. Another serious side effect is tachycardia (rapid heart rate). Stop using this medication and get immediate medical attention if you have any of these symptoms.

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