Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Amcinonide cream 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. Amcinonide cream is available in generic form. Common side effects of Amcinonide cream include:
- skin rash, or
- dryness at the application site when this medication is first applied to the skin.
These side effects of Amcinonide cream should disappear in a few days as the body adjusts to the medication.Other side effects of Amcinonide cream include:
- thinning or softening of your skin
- skin rash or irritation around your mouth
- swollen hair follicles
- changes in color of treated skin
- crusting of treated skin; or
- stretch marks
The recommended dose for topical corticosteroids is to apply to the affected area as a thin film from two to three times daily depending on the severity of the condition. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied amcinonide. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, amcinonide should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Amcinonide 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.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing amcinonide topical through your skin, 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, redness, or 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, or crusting of treated skin; or
- stretch marks.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Amcinonide (Amcinonide Cream, Ointment)
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:
Allergic contact dermatitis
Maceration of the skin
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Amcinonide (Amcinonide Cream, Ointment)
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