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Dermatop Ointment Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Dermatop (prednicarbate) Ointment 0.1% is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include skin rash, itching, burning, swelling, or dryness, thinning or softening of your skin, skin rash or irritation around your mouth, swollen hair follicles, numbness or tingling, changes in color of treated skin, blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin, or stretch marks.
Apply a thin film dose of Dermatop Ointment 0.1% to the affected skin areas twice daily. Dermatop may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Dermatop should be used only if prescribed. This drug contains an ingredient that can break down latex rubber, such as a condom or diaphragm. This can damage these items and make them less effective in preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease. Avoid getting Dermatop on a condom or diaphragm. Do not use this medication in the vagina or rectum. It is unknown if Dermatop passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Dermatop (prednicarbate) Ointment 0.1% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Dermatop Ointment in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using prednicarbate topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- mood changes;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
- muscle weakness, feeling tired.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild skin rash, itching, burning, swelling, or dryness;
- thinning or softening of your skin;
- skin rash or irritation around your mouth;
- swollen hair follicles;
- numbness or tingling;
- changes in color of treated skin;
- blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin; or
- stretch marks.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Dermatop Ointment (Prednicarbate Ointment)
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Dermatop Ointment FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
In controlled clinical studies, the incidence of adverse reactions associated with the use of DERMATOP Ointment (prednicarbate ointment) 0.1% was approximately 1.5%. Reported reactions including burning, pruritis, drying, scaling, cracking and pain and irritant dermatitis.
The following additional local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings and especially with higher potency corticosteroids. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae and miliaria.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Dermatop Ointment (Prednicarbate Ointment)
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