Last updated on RxList: 3/18/2021
Amcinonide Side Effects Center

What Is Amcinonide?

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.

What Are Side Effects of Amcinonide?

Common side effects of Amcinonide cream include:

  • burning
  • itching
  • irritation
  • redness
  • 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
  • blisters
  • pimples
  • crusting of treated skin; or
  • stretch marks

Dosage for Amcinonide

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Amcinonide?

But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Amcinonide During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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.

Additional Information

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.


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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 (Amcinonide Cream, Ointment)


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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:

Acneiform eruptions
Perioral dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis
Maceration of the skin
Secondary infection
Skin atrophy

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Amcinonide (Amcinonide Cream, Ointment)

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

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