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Amcinonide Lotion

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/12/2016
Amcinonide Lotion Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 5/6/2016

Amcinonide Lotion is a topical (for the skin) corticosteroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Common side effects of Amcinonide Lotion include:

  • mild skin rash
  • itching
  • burning
  • redness
  • irritation
  • dryness
  • thinning or softening of your skin
  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth
  • swollen hair follicles
  • changes in color of treated skin
  • blisters
  • pimples
  • crusting of treated skin
  • secondary skin infection, or
  • stretch marks.

Apply a dose of amcinonide lotion to the affected area as a thin film from two to three times daily depending on the severity of the condition. Amcinonide lotion may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Amcinonide lotion may be harmful to a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Amcinonide Lotion 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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Amcinonide Lotion Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • worsening of your skin condition;
  • redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin;
  • high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; or
  • possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin--weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso), slow wound healing, thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, headaches, pain behind the eyes, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

Steroid medicine can affect growth in children. Tell your doctor if your child is not growing or gaining weight at a normal rate while using amcinonide topical.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, itching, irritation, or dryness of treated skin;
  • redness or crusting around your hair follicles;
  • acne, increased hair growth;
  • stretch marks, thinning skin; or
  • white or "pruned" appearance of the skin (caused by covering treated skin with a tight bandage or other covering).

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Amcinonide Lotion (Amcinonide Lotion)

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SIDE EFFECTS

In the clinical trials with Amcinonide Lotion, the investigators reported a 4.7% incidence of side effects. In a weekly acceptability evaluation, approximately 20 % of the patients treated with Amcinonide Lotion or placebo reported itching, stinging, soreness, or burning at one or more of the visits.The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae and miliaria.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Amcinonide Lotion (Amcinonide Lotion)

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© Amcinonide Lotion Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Amcinonide Lotion Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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