Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Neo-Synalar [neomycin sulfate 0.5% (0.35% neomycin base), fluocinolone acetonide 0.025%] Cream is a combination of an antibiotic and a corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses with secondary infection. Common side effects of Neo-Synalar include:
- abnormal hair growth,
- thinning and breakdown of the skin,
- secondary infection,
- skin discoloration,
- dry skin,
- rash around the mouth,
- stretch marks,
- “hair bumps,”
- allergic contact dermatitis and
Neo-Synalar cream is generally applied to the affected area as a thin film dose from two to four times daily depending on the severity of the condition. Neo-Synalar may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Neo-Synalar. Corticosteroids such as Neo-Synalar should not be used extensively on pregnant patients, in large amounts, or for prolonged periods of time. It is unknown whether topical Neo-Synalar passes into breast milk. Systemically administered corticosteroids pass into breast milk in quantities unlikely to have a negative effect on the infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Neo-Synalar [neomycin sulfate 0.5% (0.35% neomycin base), fluocinolone acetonide 0.025%] Cream 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.
The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence:
Maceration of the skin
Allergic contact dermatitis
The following adverse reactions have been reported with the topical use of neomycin:
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Neo-Synalar (Neomycin And Fluocinolone Acetonide Cream)