Eucerin Top Precautions and Side Effects

  • Precautions

    Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (e.g., urea, lactic acid) in the product; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

    Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:

    • skin cuts/infections/sores

    This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Check the label for any warnings or ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need to take any special precautions when in the sun. Your doctor/pharmacist may suggest using a sunscreen, wearing protective clothing when outdoors, and avoiding prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps.

    Some products may stain/discolor clothing. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

    During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

    It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding, especially if you are applying this product to the breast area.

    Side Effects

    Burning, itching, stinging, redness, or irritation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

    If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

    Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

    • unusual changes in the skin (e.g., blistering, peeling, turning white/soft/soggy from too much wetness)
    • signs of skin infection

    A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:

    • rash
    • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
    • severe dizziness
    • trouble breathing

    This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

    In the US -

    Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

    In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.