Anthralin for Psoriasis
Side effects of anthralin include:
- Irritation and discoloration of the skin that is not affected by psoriasis. (Take care to apply the product only to the skin affected by psoriasis, not to normal skin.)
- A purple-brown stain on the skin. The discolored skin may go away within 3 weeks after you stop using the drug.
- A deep red-brown color of the skin, which develops from the inflammation of psoriasis. It may take weeks or months to go away.
- Gray hair that turns pink when anthralin is used on the scalp.
Newer forms of anthralin have made staining less of a problem.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology