Nolix

Last updated on RxList: 5/21/2020
Nolix Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Nolix?

Nolix (flurandrenolide cream) is a topical (for the skin) corticosteroid used to relieve the inflammatory and itchy manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

What Are Side Effects of Nolix?

Side effects of Nolix are uncommon and typically short-term, and include:

Dosage for Nolix

The dose of Nolix for moist lesions, is a small quantity of the cream rubbed gently into the affected areas 2 or 3 times a day.

Nolix In Children

Pediatric patients may demonstrate greater susceptibility to topical corticosteroid-induced HPA axis suppression and Cushing's syndrome than mature patients because of a larger skin surface area to body weight ratio.

Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, and intracranial hypertension have been reported in pediatric patients receiving topical corticosteroids. Manifestations of adrenal suppression in pediatric patients include linear growth retardation, delayed weight gain, low plasma cortisol levels, and absence of response to ACTH stimulation. Manifestations of intracranial hypertension include bulging fontanelles, headaches, and bilateral papilledema.

Administration of topical corticosteroids such as Nolix to pediatric patients should be limited to the least amount compatible with an effective therapeutic regimen. Chronic corticosteroid therapy may interfere with the growth and development of pediatric patients.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Nolix?

Nolix may interact with other medicines.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Nolix During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Nolix; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. Systemically administered corticosteroids may harm a fetus. It is unknown if topical administration of Nolix could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in breast milk. Systemically administered corticosteroids are secreted into breast milk in quantities not likely to have a deleterious effect on the infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Nolix (flurandrenolide 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.

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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Nolix 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, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, itching, or irritation of treated skin;
  • increased hair growth;
  • white or "pruned" appearance of the skin;
  • rash, pimples; or
  • changes in color of treated skin.

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 Nolix (Flurandrenolide Topical Cream )

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SIDE EFFECTS

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

The following may occur more frequently with occlusive dressings:

Maceration of the skin
Secondary infection
Skin atrophy
Striae
Miliaria

Postmarketing Adverse Reactions

The following adverse reactions have been identified during post approval use of flurandrenolide, USP. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Skin: skin striae, hypersensitivity, skin atrophy, contact dermatitis and skin discoloration.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Artesa Labs, LLC at 1-855-899-4237, or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Nolix (Flurandrenolide Topical Cream )

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

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