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Fluocinolone

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/21/2016
Fluocinolone Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 01/26/2017

DermOtic Oil (fluocinolone acetonide) Ear Drops is a corticosteroid used to treat eczema of the outer ear. Common side effects of DermOtic Oil Ear Drops include:

  • stinging,
  • burning,
  • irritation,
  • dryness,
  • redness,
  • irritation,
  • acne,
  • changes in skin color,
  • infection,
  • stretch marks, and
  • rash.

A very serious allergic reaction to DermOtic Oil Ear Drops is rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms of a serious allergic reaction to DermOtic Oil Ear Drops including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.

The recommended dosage of DermOtic is 5 drops twice a day for 7 to 14 days. Some medications may interact with DermOtic. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Do not use DermOtic if you have an infection or sore in the area to be treated. If you are pregnant only take DermOtic if clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about taking DermOtic if you are breastfeeding.

Our DermOtic Oil (fluocinolone acetonide) Oil Ear Drops 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.

Fluocinolone Consumer Information
SIDE EFFECTS: Stinging, burning, irritation, dryness, or redness at the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because 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.

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.

Read the entire patient information overview for Fluocinolone (Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil Ear Drops)

Fluocinolone Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The following local adverse reactions have been reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids. They may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings, especially with higher potency corticosteroids. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria. One peanut sensitive child experienced a flare of his atopic dermatitis after 5 days of twice daily treatment with Derma-Smoothe/FS Oil.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Fluocinolone (Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil Ear Drops)

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